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Catholic College in Massachusetts Closing

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. — A small Roman Catholic college in Massachusetts has announced that it is closing at the end of the academic year due to “insurmountable financial challenges.”

The president of Marian Court College in Swampscott, Denise Hammon, in a statement said, “as a tuition-dependent educational institution, Marian Court can no longer maintain our operations given declining enrollment numbers.”

The school will close on June 30.

The picturesque oceanfront campus includes the summer White House of President Calvin College, which has been used as a classroom building.

The Sisters of Mercy founded Marian Court as a two-year secretarial school in 1964. The college awarded its first four-year degrees in criminal justice and business this spring, when Gov. Charlie Baker delivered the commencement address to 67 degree-earning students.

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