Simmons College, a girls’s school in Boston, is contemplating chopping a number of liberal arts departments in an try to enhance the faculty’s funds, The Boston Globe reported.
The departments to maybe be eradicated embrace literature, fashionable languages, philosophy and sociology. The school is finest identified for its packages in nursing and social work.
Enrollment is down 11.5 p.c since 2019.
President Lynn Perry Wooten can be making an attempt to alter a contract Simmons has with 2U, a web-based studying firm. Beneath the contract, negotiated earlier than Wooten arrived at Simmons, 2U will get between 50 p.c and 62 p.c of tuition for every scholar in its on-line packages—greater than half of all Simmons’s graduate college students. The contract runs by way of 2039.
A spokesperson for 2U declined to remark.