Higher Education

L.I.’s Dowling College To Lose Its Accreditation

Jun 29, 2016
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According to a report released on Tuesday by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Dowling College on Long Island will lose its accreditation at the end of August.

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Colleges and universities in New England are increasingly offering discounts to attract students from nearby states. The latest bargain can be found at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut.

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With $54 million in debt, Dowling College on Long Island is closing Friday afternoon.

College President Albert Inserra said the school was unable to find a “suitable academic partner” to help it stay open.

University of Connecticut officials have put off plans to grow enrollment at the state's flagship university as they prepare a budget for the next fiscal year.

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