Two days after the University of Santa Leo and the University of Marymount California canceled plans to merge, the last institution announced on Friday that would close in August.

"Like other small schools dependent on enrollment, MCU has fought financially in recent years against the decrease in registration, the increase in costs and a pandemic, which university leaders recognized He put them in a position of not having the resources needed to support the operating expenses of the institution, "said university news statement.

"This is an extremely sad day for Marymount and for the legacy and lost traditions, both for our campus community and for the local area of ​​Green Palos, we have called home for more than 50 years" , the launch quoted to Brian Marcotte, the president of the university, saying.

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