Georgia’s Mergers Offer Lessons, and Cautions, to Other States

Georgia State U.

President Mark Becker of Georgia State U., shown here giving the state of the university address. Georgia State and Georgia Perimeter College merged in 2016. "Names and histories and identities mean a lot to people," Mr. Becker says.
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As states ponder what to do with struggling public universities, their attention turns to Georgia: The Peach State has merged 14 of its colleges into seven new institutions since 2011, and more consolidations are underway. With Pennsylvania...

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