PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — On Thursday, Marylhurst University announced it was closing its doors at the completion of the 2018 school year, putting the academic futures of approximately 324 students in flux.
The answer to where those kids will finish their degrees might be less than 20 miles away from where they originally hoped.
Concordia University announced on Monday that it is offering guaranteed admission to all Marylhurst students in good academic standing. Students, both graduate and undergraduate, who do take up Concordia’s transfer offer will also receive a 50 percent tuition scholarship.
A Concordia spokeswoman released this statement:
We are deeply saddened to learn that Marylhurst University is closing. Since 1893, Marylhurst has been an academic and cultural hub for the region, centered in faith and the liberal arts. The contributions and impact of Marylhurst alumni, faculty, staff, and friends transform the lives of so many.
For over a century, Concordia University-Portland has embodied similar values, providing a nonprofit, liberal arts education, rooted in our faith tradition to a diverse array of students. We are committed to supporting the Marylhust community during this challenging time in ways big and small, including, but not limited to, ensuring pathways for students to complete their degrees.
Recognizing our shared sense of mission and academic rigor, Concordia is guaranteeing admission to all Marylhurst students in good academic standing. Concordia will work with each individual student to discuss their options and create personalized paths to completing their degree.
The scholarship will also apply to both online and on-the-ground courses.
Concordia University crated a page called “Welcome Marylhurst Students” with more information.