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6 strategies for a successful college merger

A report from TIAA suggests the merger process may be more costly and difficult than some colleges expect, and financial gains typically take more time than anticipated to materialize.

The trend toward mergers was evident when Connecticut officials recently approved the regionalization of 12 community colleges in a step that will lead to mergers. Georgia has combined two- and four-year institutions, and Louisiana has announced it will merge its eight technical and community college campuses.

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