New England Board of Higher Education

Small Private Colleges Can Survive

August 24, 2017

Michele Perkins, President, New England College writes: In this environment, some business and political leaders question the role of the liberal arts in this changing economy. While we recognize and actively promote the need for “real-world” learning, we remain undeterred in our belief that a well-rounded education will best serve students as they progress through multiple projected career paths, often in jobs that don’t yet exist. 

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