BREAKING: Presentation College in Aberdeen announces it will be closing

January 17, 2023
Mike Tanner

ABERDEEN, S.D.–Presentation College in Aberdeen announced Tuesday it is closing its doors at the end of its spring and summer sessions this year.

The school says the school’s online programs will be offered by St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, but all other academic programs will end this summer.

The college issued the following statement:

“After careful evaluation of the sustainability of the College’s academic programs, and a thorough review of alternatives, the Board of Trustees and Presentation Sisters reluctantly decided to close the physical campus and implement Teach-Out programs as the most responsible way to steward students’ pathways to completing their degrees,” said Sister Mary Thomas, president of the Presentation Sisters Corporate Board. “We understand and share the heartbreak by our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and Aberdeen community, and we will work closely with them to succeed through this transition.”

The college will be hosting fairs on January 30th and 31st to help students and faculty transition to other higher education institutions.