Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) announced Monday it will close at the end of the Fall 2018 semester after issues with accreditation.
The school will close for good on Dec. 31, 2018, according to a letter addressed to current students, Interim President Dr. Jim Vernon. Vernon wrote that the college was going through its regular reaccreditation process with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the regional accreditation association. On July 26 NEASC informed school officials the college was placed on probation, and following that notice, the school made the decision to close.
The commission said it made the decision to put the school on probation based on concerns that the college was not in compliance with standards regarding Planning and Evaluation; Organization and Governance; the Academic Program; Students; Teaching, Learning and Scholarship; Institutional Resources; and Educational Effectiveness, according to a notice on LCNE’s website.
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Before making the decision to close, LCNE made arrangements with Goodwin College to complete their programs if they so choose. Students can find more information on that here.