- Associated Press - Friday, April 21, 2017

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Northwest Missouri State University is closing its satellite campus in St. Joseph, making about 30 graduate students relocate to Maryville or Kansas City to continue their education.

The St. Joseph News-Press (https://bit.ly/2oRB7u9 ) reports that the facility will close by the end of this year, and students get to decide exactly when their transition to the other campuses will take place.

Northwest Provost Timothy Mottet says that the closure is influenced by St. Joseph students wanting more amenities like libraries and fitness centers. He also says the decision was influenced by budget cuts from the state.

The facility currently only offers a Masters in Information Systems, since its MBA program and graduate courses in education have moved online.

The closure is expected to save the university around $500,000 in fiscal 2018.



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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, https://www.newspressnow.com

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