Webster University to close three campuses

4 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago Thursday, November 13 2014 Nov 13, 2014 Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:05:53 AM CST November 13, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Webster University plans to close three campuses this year in an effort to improve the organization's finances.

Webster spokeswoman Barbara O'Malley would not say which campuses will close because employees have not been notified. But she says the St. Louis campus and the main campus in Webster Groves will remain open.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Webster operates 80 campuses across the world, including 71 in the U.S.

In a letter to faculty and staff this week, Webster officials said enrollment is expected to drop by 6 percent to 8 percent in the 2015 fiscal year, meaning Webster could face a $12 million deficit. Enrollment is not expected to improve in the near future.

The university plans to cut $7.8 million in expenses across all campuses.

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