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College of Santa Fe to close May 22

March 1, 2009

With its options drying up, the financially ailing College of Santa Fe has told its employees that it will cease operations as an independent college as of May 22. But campus officials still hope a public university in New Mexico might take over all or part of it.

About the College of Santa Fe

  • CSF, founded in 1859 and chartered by the New Mexico Territorial Legislature in 1874, is the oldest institution of higher education in New Mexico.
  • CSF has a strong history of service to the communities of Northern and Central New Mexico.
  • When University of Albuquerque closed, College of Santa-Albuquerque came into being in 1986.
  • Over 90 acres in the center of Santa Fe, near the intersection of Cerrillos Road and St. Michael's Drive.
  • CSF employs about 280 full-time staff and faculty, as well as part-time employees.
  • In the fall of 2008, CSF had 1,300 enrolled students, 900 of these from New Mexico and 400 from out-of-state.

Read the full story from the Chronicle of Higher Education.