State Officials Promise More Oversight Of Colleges

The state Department of Higher  Education is increasing its oversight of private colleges.  

The  department is set to create a new monitoring system to track the  financial health of private colleges. 

The move comes after the sudden  closure of Mount Ida College in Newton last spring, which came two  months before graduation.  

Mount Ida had few plans for students to  finish their degrees, and had accepted deposits from an incoming  freshman class.

UMass Amherst officials have not commented on the departmental plans.  They took over the college.

(Picture with thanks: Facebook.com/UMass Amherst)

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