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Sep 17, 2020 | 2.5 minute read

Tags: college mergers, colleges in crisis, higher education mergers

Willamette University to merge with struggling Pacific Northwest College of Art

The financially challenged Pacific Northwest College of Art will merge with Willamette University. PNCA will become part of Salem-based Willamette but will retain its name, faculty and current campus, the two institutions said Thursday morning. The merger comes after on-and-off talks and negotiations between the two schools going back five years. The talks got serious 18 months ago and the boards of the two institutions approved the deal Wednesday.

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