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Some Small Private Colleges Are Facing a “Death Spiral”

Mar 4, 2015 • TIME
The announcement that Sweet Briar College, a private women's college in rural Virginia, would shut down this summer—even as elite private colleges such as Harvard reported record numbers of applications—reflects a new reality for students and ... More

Mid-Continent University working to collect student tuition

Nov 7, 2014 • WPSD Local 6
MAYFIELD, Ky -. $11.7 million, that's the amount of money Mid-Continent University says is owed to them by students. Earlier this year, the university lost funding from the federal government as a result of improper bookkeeping. The school ended ... More

Mid-Continent University in Mayfield lays off entire staff, faculty in advance ...

Apr 16, 2014 • Paris Post Intelligencer
MAYFIELD — The financial crisis at Mid-Continent University has reached the breaking point with all faculty and staff laid off and the school scheduled to close by June 30, according to a story in today's Paducah Sun. The Mid-Continent University ... More

Mid-Continent closing creates opportunity

Apr 25, 2014 • Murray State News
With this goal at the forefront, we should be seizing the opportunity to enroll a larger demographic of commuting students from Mayfield, Ky. and Paducah, Ky. Mid-Continent is no longer accepting students for the next academic year, and seniors who are ... More

Mid-Continent hopes to return to life

Nov 7, 2014 • Washington Times
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A shuttered Kentucky college is hoping to collect $11.7 million in student tuition payments and return to operations as a Bible college. Officials with Mid-Continent University said the payments along with $200,000 received from a ... More

Erskine given probation; Newberry's probation ends

Dec 9, 2014 • Greenville News
... reaffirming accreditation for The Citadel. South Carolina State University, which is under probation, is scheduled to be reviewed in June. The board dropped accreditation for one school, Mid-Continent University, located in Mayfield, Kentucky ... More

AG to assist students following Mid-Continent University closure

Apr 17, 2014 • The Lane Report
(April 17, 2014) — Mid-Continent University, a private, non-profit school operating in Mayfield, Ky., on Wednesday announced it would be laying off employees immediately and shutting down operations by June 30. The school has about 2,000 students ... More

Mid-Continent University Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Oct 11, 2014 • University Herald
Mid-Continent University has filed for bankruptcy protection with the United States Bankruptcy Court amid financial chaos. ... The Christian university, located in the Graves County town of Mayfield, shut down June 30 due to financial problems and loss ... More

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