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Marian Court College closes

Marian Court College, a small Roman Catholic college based in Swampscott, Mass., closed its doors June 30 due to insurmountable financial challenges, according to The Boston Globe.

The commuter school relies heavily on tuition to run the college, according to The Boston Globe. Although the number of students enrolled at the college grew to 266 last year from 174 the year prior, overall enrollment has declined over the past ten years, The Boston Globe reports.

Founded in 1964 by the Sisters of Mercy, the college celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, according to Greg Walsh, an associate professor of history at the college. According to the college’s newsletter, Marian Court previously only provided two-year degrees but started offering bachelors in science degrees starting in 2012. More than half of the 67 students who graduated in 2015 received the school’s first four-year degrees in business and criminal justice, The Boston Globe says.

Walsh believes the bachelors degree program was not thoroughly advertised and this may have led to the college’s problem of low enrollment

“In terms of making potential students aware that we could offer them bachelor’s degrees, I just don’t think the word got out there,” says Walsh. “Guidance counselors were really not aware that the change had been made and Catholic churches who may be affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy probably were not aware of that.”

Rebecca Bragg, an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Marian Court, says faculty and staff were notified of the closing by administration on June 15.

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