The higher ed bubble is about to claim Marian Court College but students are trying to stem the tide.

Laura Krantz of the Boston Globe reports.

Students mount effort to save Marian Court College

Students at Marian Court College have launched an effort to prevent the small North Shore college from closing next month.

On Tuesday evening, students and faculty met with the college’s board chairman, president, and attorney to discuss events that led up to the decision last week to shutter the school, which is facing financial problems.

President Denise Hammon said she does not want to close the school, but called its challenges “insurmountable.”

After Tuesday meeting, Hammon offered to ask the Sisters of Mercy, which oversees the school, to allow a one-week extension on closure, which is set for next week, students said Wednesday in a statement.

The effort comes after Sweet Briar College, a women’s liberal arts college in Virginia slated to close in August, announced that it will remain open at least one more year. That school’s would-be closure has been deemed by many as a sign of what many other small colleges with declining enrollment and limited means could face.

Marian Court students circulated a nine-page petition that includes reasons why students love the school and suggestions to recruit more students in the future.

“At Marian Court, I am treated like a person, rather than a number,” one student said in the memo.