Ohio's Urbana University, wrestling program to close

Urbana University, a private school in central Ohio that had announced back in 2018 it had added an intercollegiate wrestling program with the hope of increasing its student enrollment, will close after this semester due to ongoing financial challenges which have worsened because of the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Columbus Dispatchreported Tuesday, April 21.

Based in Columbus, Franklin University purchased Urbana University in 2014. Located in the community of Urbana, Ohio - about one hour northwest of Columbus, and straight west of the nationally-ranked wrestling program Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio what had been Urbana University had an enrollment of 1,254 students, according to the news release issued by Franklin University.

The news of a small college which had recently added an intercollegiate wrestling program only to announce it would be closing because of ongoing financial issues made worse by the coronavirus pandemic comes on the heels of similar news from central Illinois. MacMurray College -- first opened in 1846, and 120 years later, had announced the reinstatement of its wrestling program in 2016 -- revealed it would be closing its doors forever in March.


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ban basketball (1) about 7 months ago
Long before COVID-19 came on the scene we were going to see many private colleges throughout the country not be able to stay above water, due to low enrollments. Unless something drastically changes with this national trend, athletic cuts will be first, and after that, there goes the college.
StevenBrooks (1) a week and a half ago
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