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Facing An Uncertain Future, New England Small Colleges Try Innovative Solutions09:49
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The Cole Science Center and the Harold F. Johnson Library at the heart of Hampshire College's campus. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
The Cole Science Center and the Harold F. Johnson Library at the heart of Hampshire College's campus. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Small colleges in New England are facing tremendous pressure. There are fewer high school graduates in New England and students in this region are increasingly looking to go to college out of state.

We've seen Mount Ida and Newbury College close last year as a result of those shifts — and financial decisions they made. Others are heeding the warning signs and looking for new ways to remain open.

WBUR's Edify team has taken a closer look at the challenges facing small non-profit schools all this week, in their series "Small Colleges, Big Challenges."

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Carrie Jung, WBUR Edify reporter. She tweets @jung_carrie.

Max Larkin, WBUR Edify reporter. He tweets @jmlarkin. ‏

This segment aired on October 23, 2019.

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