Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Inside Higher Ed: Mergers and Survival

An Inside Higher Ed article examines a merger that never happened between Dana College and Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska, and mulls prospects for college mergers in the future. The article centers on mergers happening mainly for financial reasons, with one institution bailing out another in fiscal disarray.

Strong Start for UMass Law

Following the merger of the Southern New England School of Law with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the new UMass Law School is enjoying a larger class with enhanced academic credentials. Outside of financial advantages, these types of synergies are exactly what merger proponents tout as a benefit of such mergers. The Southern New England School of Law became instantly more prestigious and reputable due to its affiliation with UMass Dartmouth, and this while the law school has yet to be accredited by the American Bar Association.

Ashland University Receives Approval to Merge With MedCentral College of Nursing

Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to merge with MedCentral College of Nursing in Mansfield, Ohio.