Chester College of New England is closing its doors. Chester College was founded in 1965 and had an enrollment this year of 144 students. The college projected a deficit of more than $500,000. Officials from Chester College and New England College released a joint statement on Friday.
They announced an agreement between the schools allowing for all students currently enrolled or accepted to Chester College to enroll automatically at New England College.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) in Manchester announced it is accepting students for the same tuition rate. In addition, NHIA reports they hired the former heads of Chester College’s creative writing department Dr. Monica Bilson and Darrel Matsumoto of the photography department, whose contacts ended.