A Long View on Higher Ed Mergers
The announcement of the consolidation of Marlboro and Emerson Colleges is the most recent example of institutions of higher education combining to ensure educational opportunities and their institutional legacies. While mergers of this type are not new phenomena, their frequency has recently accelerated within the sector. In light of shifting demographics and financial considerations, higher education institutions have good reasons to pursue this strategy: mergers can, and do, work.
Originally published: November 14, 2019
Author: Mark Burstein
Institution: Lawrence University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed