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After Wheelock And Mount Ida, What's The Future For Small Colleges In New England?22:32
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A freshly-graduated Wheelock College alumnae stands outside following the school's final undergraduate commencement. (Lisa Creamer/WBUR)
A freshly-graduated Wheelock College alumnae stands outside following the school's final undergraduate commencement. (Lisa Creamer/WBUR)
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College graduation season is winding down and, in some cases, there is more finality to the ceremonies. For instance, Wheelock College and Mount Ida celebrated their final graduation ceremonies in the past few weeks.

Wheelock's recent merger and the buyout of Mount Ida by UMass may serve as a warning to other small colleges facing declining enrollment and rising costs.

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Jon Marcus, higher-education editor at the Hechinger Report. He tweets @jonmarcusboston.

Gloria Larson, president at Bentley University who is set to step down at the end of June. She tweets @glarsbentleyu

This segment aired on May 22, 2018.

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