Saturday, April 8, 2017

Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, MO will Close

The Kansas City Star reported that Wentworth Military Academy and College will be closing at the end of the current spring semester.  Steve Vockrodt reported in "After 137 years, military academy in Missouri to close," that the institution enrolled roughly 480 students in collegiate programs and 55 high school cadets.  Wentworth is located in Lexington, MO and was initially founded in 1880 as Wentworth Male Academy.  The name was changed to Wentworth Military Academy in 1890. 
WDAF-TV in Kansas City also has a post, "Missouri military academy dating to 1880 will close."

If you are interested in recent trends for closures, access College Closures since 2009 in the index at the right of any College History Garden page.  There are separate tabs for 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.