Newbury College to close

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  4. bceagles

    bceagles Member

    I’m surprised that we don’t see more for profit colleges coming in like “white knights” or “vultures” in these types of situations.

    As far as I can tell, Newbury College didn’t have a bad reputation. Why wouldn’t you bring in your suspiciously named for profit college, that has a half way decent technology platform and rebrand it with a decently named college with a Greater Boston address, decent campus, alumni network, D3 athletics, etc. Easier said than done, I’m sure.

    A really bad example, that didn’t work was when ITT took over Daniel Webster College:

    This looks like a struggling NA institution taking over a struggling RA institution, problematic from step 1 I’m sure.

    Grand Canyon university was able work out it’s issues by going for profit for a period of time, so I’m thinking it could be a possible solution.

    Surprised there aren’t more opportunist looking at these types of situations. But I could be way wrong here.
  5. Tim D

    Tim D Member

    Newbury College is one of many liberal arts colleges in and around Boston. I remember them well. At one time in the 90's they seem to have a lot of branch campuses all over the south shore and some in central Massachusetts. I remember this, because the school district I was working in at the time had rented space to the College. There is a glut of Colleges and Universities in the Greater Boston area. If you don't differentiate and innovate, it is hard to see how everyone survives(and not just in Boston).
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