HomeBy Doug Lederman. Marylhurst University's closure resulted from:
(a) Enrollment declines attributable mainly to changes in the job market.
(b) Increased competition from bigger, more visible players in the online and adult-serving markets.
(c) Poor decisions by university leaders, including bets on unlikely projects.
(d) All of the above.
Marylhurst, an independent institution near Portland, Ore., announced this month that it would close after 125 years, with its leaders saying they preferred it to die with dignity than limp on. More...