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Alderson Broaddus College declares chapter and closes


Alderson Broaddus College, which has spent the previous two months teetering on the sting of failure, filed for chapter Thursday and instructed its workers, college students and alumni that it will shut.

“It’s with heavy coronary heart that we announce the ultimate closure of our beloved Alderson Broaddus College efficient immediately,” the college’s assertion mentioned. “As a result of sudden determination of the Increased Training Coverage Fee on July 31, 2023, AB was unable to enroll college students and accumulate the required earnings to stay open any longer, and there was merely no different alternative at this level apart from to file a petition for chapter.”

Officers on the state fee expressed issues in regards to the small Baptist establishment’s monetary scenario in late June, determined to provide it extra time (on a brief leash) amid stress from West Virginia governor Jim Justice and alumni, after which stripped the school of its authority to award levels a month in the past. State officers mentioned Alderson Broaddus was fundraising to fulfill payroll and pay utility payments.

In an announcement in regards to the chapter submitting, college officers appeared accountable the closure on the state fee. “This motion was taken one month after the West Virginia Increased Training Coverage Fee directed AB to supply solely restricted courses to roughly 20 college students throughout the fall semester,” the assertion mentioned. “The shortcoming of AB to obtain anticipated regular tuition income for the autumn semester precluded AB’s continued operation.”

The discover additionally mentioned that Alderson Broaddus is because of obtain at the very least $1 million from the Inner Income Service for recession-related worker retention credit score, however that “these funds weren’t acquired in time to allow ongoing operation.”

Alderson Broaddus’s woes had been lengthy within the making, although, with deficits in 9 of the final 10 years and enrollment having fallen by half over that point.


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