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Can Consolidation Save Small Colleges?

Many schools have faced closure and consolidation around the country, and the trend is expected to continue. Consolidation has impacted institutions that have remained open by adding degrees and certificates in tech fields such as artificial intelligence and cyber-security, while dropping low-enrollment programs especially in liberal arts schools. Schools are also looking online to target more students with specific subject matter.