Nashville, Tenn., Mar 14, 2017 / 04:56 am
Aquinas College in Nashville announced last week that it will be restructuring to focus primarily on education degrees, and will drop its other majors, as well as residential life.
"The decision to reconfigure Aquinas College was made only after a process of careful discernment, as we considered the College's long and persistent history of difficulties in finances, fluctuating enrollment, and development, as well as other complexities related to operating a traditional college in today's world," stated Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, president of Aquinas College.
"We have sought to reach the most financially responsible decision possible, both for the short and long term," she said in a March 10 press release.
Aquinas College was founded in 1961 by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, Tennessee. It was originally a two-year, liberal arts college but later, it converted into a four-year school. Over the years, the college has offered a variety of academic majors, including arts, sciences, business, and nursing, as well as a graduate school of education.