Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Graduation Could be the Last at SEU

Yesterday, the Washington Post had an article about the graduation ceremony for Southeastern University students, which was held yesterday at Constitution Hall in Northwest. However, the University could lose its accreditation in September, as mentioned in a prior post, so the school will either close, or merge with another institution. From the Post article:
According to the [Middle States Commission on Higher Education's] report, 14 percent of first-time students seeking bachelor's degrees there graduate within six years. Southeastern officials have been hoping to merge with the GS Graduate School, which provides continuing education to more than 200,000 students a year. [Interim President Elaine] Ryan has said she can't talk about the potential merger because of a confidentiality agreement; officials at GS Graduate said they are examining Southeastern's finances and operations and might make a decision next month.
At one point, SEU was negotiating to merge with UDC, but now it looks like they may become a part of the GS Graduate School, which is affiliated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and has a campus near L'Enfant Plaza.

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