Should States Force College Mergers?

July 26th, 2012

Campus Mergers Bring Big Changes but Questionable Savings
For years, states have merged public college campuses, nearly always for financial reasons. The logic seems unassailable: Maintaining fewer schools should cost less money. But consolidation doesn’t necessarily yield savings. And yet a few states, constrained by the lackluster economy and tight budgets, are reluctantly traveling down that road. ( States Force College Mergers?


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