PANEL: CSF CAN RECRUIT NEW STUDENTS.
Byline: THE NEW MEXICAN New Mexico Abbr. NM or N.M. or N.Mex.
A state of the southwest United States on the Mexican border. It was admitted as the 47th state in 1912.
The 150-year-old College of Santa Fe History
The oldest chartered college in the State of New Mexico, the College of Santa Fe was founded in the Lasallian tradition of education, a Roman Catholic teaching order in which the schools are run by laymen. The institution's first incarnation opened in 1859, as St. -- now run by Laureate Education Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) is an education services holding company, based in Baltimore, Maryland, which owns a number of for-profit colleges and online universities, including Walden University and other college brands worldwide. , a network of 45 accredited schools in more than 20 countries -- received final approval from the Higher Learning Commission this week for a change of control.
The roughly 200 students enrolled at the college this semester all had been students before the company took over the financially troubled private liberal arts school.
The commission's approval means Laureate can use its marketing expertise to begin recruiting new students who weren't previously enrolled at the college.
Enrollment for next semester, which begins in mid-January, began Tuesday. Classes are offered in art, creative writing, graphic design, film, performing arts and photography.
In July, the Santa Fe City Council voted to take on
$30 million in debt to buy the campus and lease it to Laureate. The debt is to be paid off via a 26-year lease agreement.
The New Mexican