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Small Colleges Are Withering. Can Niches Save Them?

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Leaders hope souped-up advising, international and research programs, and other ambitious offerings will keep them afloat. But can the institutions afford them, and will they work? It’s too soon to tell.

  • Curriculum

    Can a Signature Program Save Your College?

    Leaders of small institutions hope distinctive academic programs can stanch declines in enrollments and rates of retention and graduation. The results are promising but not certain.
  • News

    5 Paths for Small Colleges

    In an era of “evolving realities of costs, demographics, and quality,” many are choosing to change in particular ways.