CLOSING: Nebraska Christian College to close by Hope International University of Fullerton, California [#NebraskaChristian] 04/06

CLOSING: Nebraska Christian College to close by Hope International University of Fullerton, California [#NebraskaChristian] 04/06

Hope International University of Fullerton, California, plans to close Nebraska Christian College at the end of the spring semester, just a few years after acquiring the Nebraska institution in 2016 through a merger.

The move is a result of the same financial pressures bearing down on small, private, Christian institutions nationwide, according to the chair of Hope International’s Board of Trustees, Toby Yurek. The Nebraska location was operating at losses deemed unsustainable.

Nebraska Christian College added intercollegiate athletics and online offerings, and enrollment grew 27 percent to 140 students after the 2016 merger. But enrollment since plunged to 85 this spring, a 30-year low.

Nebraska Christian College Closing
Inside Higher Ed

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