Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Merger and Name Change approved for two Vermont Colleges

WCAX reports in "New name official for Johnson and Lyndon State Colleges," that the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees approved the merger of Johnson State College and Lyndon State College by July 2018.  The merged institutions will be known as Northern Vermont University.  Johnson State College in Johnson, VT enrolls just over 1,500 students and Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, VT enrolls 1,266 students.  The two campuses in northern Vermont are separated by roughly 50 miles.

If you are interested in recent trends for closures or mergers, access College Closures since 2009 in the index at the right of any College History Garden page.  There are separate tabs for mergers or non-profit and for-profit closures.  Each tab includes basic information for each institution, i.e., Carnegie Classification, sector, accrediting agency, and the IPEDS unitid.