Albany College of Pharmacy closing Vermont campus

November 16, 2020 GMT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The only pharmacy school in Vermont is ending its operations in the state next year, the school announced last week.

The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences said it would close its satellite campus in Vermont in June 2021, after all current students have completed the program.

“This decision was made because of the challenging prospect of turning around an enrollment that has been in decline since 2012,” college President Greg Dewey said in a news release. “At this time, we need to focus on strengthening our recruitment efforts for the Albany campus.”

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Regional Dean Jennifer Mathews says officials are committed to ensuring all current Vermont students have the opportunity to complete their degrees.

“While we are no longer accepting students to the Vermont program, we will strive to maintain a presence in Vermont with a select number of clinical rotation sites,” Mathews said.