Collegiate ministry

Theology and Education
A view of the Gault Fine Arts Center on the campus of Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn. Martin Methodist College officials have signed a letter of intent to be acquired by the University of Tennessee System. Photo courtesy of Martin Methodist College.

Martin Methodist in talks to join UT system

Although there are several hurdles to clear, the University of Tennessee System and United Methodist-related Martin Methodist College are moving toward joining forces.
Mission and Ministry
This photo, taken in 2010, shows Bennett College, a women-only school in Greensboro, N.C. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Black colleges and universities face challenges, too

While there have been no recent closures of United Methodist-affiliated black colleges and universities, schools such as Bennett College still face a challenging landscape.
Mission and Ministry
Students and faculty process during commencement at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. Photo courtesy of Green Mountain College.

Closures raise survival questions for small colleges

United Methodist-related colleges and universities are looking toward collaborations and mergers as they work to survive in challenging times for small liberal arts institutions.
Mission and Ministry
Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn., will close at the end of its spring semester on May 10. The 170-year-old school is affiliated with the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church. File photo courtesy of the Holston Conference.

Hiwassee College closing in May

A 170-year-old United Methodist-related college in the Holston Conference announced it will close in May for financial reasons.

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