College Has Its Place

Hat’s off to Sweet Briar College for increasing its new student enrollment for the fall by 42 percent. The Class of 2022 will be made up of 114 first-year students, up from 79 this time last year. These gains represent a significant turnaround for a school that almost closed three years ago.

Other small institutions of higher learning — Burlington in Vermont, St. Joseph’s in Indiana, Atlantic Union in Massachusetts, among others — haven’t been so fortunate. They’ve closed their doors. Some colleges have been saved by merging with others.

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