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Clarks Summit College proclaims closure

Clarks Summit College is closing within the fall, officers introduced Monday.

The small Baptist school in jap Pennsylvania had already furloughed all its staff for the summer time and confronted scrutiny from its accreditor over fiscal administration.

“The Board of Trustees and staff have labored to beat the latest challenges and have exhausted each viable resolution to bridge a big monetary hole,” the announcement learn. “Regardless of all efforts, the monetary hole stays. As a result of these monetary circumstances, Clarks Summit College’s Board of Trustees has made the tough and painful choice to start the method of closure.”

Like many establishments within the Keystone State, Clarks Summit struggled to keep up head depend lately; enrollment dropped by half over a decade, from greater than 1,100 college students in fall 2012 to 552 in fall 2022, in accordance with federal knowledge.

The college has established teach-out plans with Cairn College outdoors Philadelphia and Liberty College in Virginia, the place present Clarks Summit college students can switch to finish their levels, the announcement stated.

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