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Judson College to remain open for spring semester after flood of donations

Judson’s spring semester will begin Jan. 20, 2021.

Judson College's campus in Marion, Alabama.

The sixth oldest women’s college in the U.S will remain open after reaching its initial fundraising goals.

Judson College in Marion, the only all-women university in Alabama, announced in mid-December that the college would close by the end of the year unless $500,000 in donations and $1 million in long-term contributions were submitted to Judson by Dec. 31, 2020.

“The Judson community surpassed the $500,000 cash goal Dec. 28,” reads a statement on the college’s website. “To date, the combined giving and commitment total is $1,380,546.04.”

According to the same statement, Judson’s spring semester will begin Jan. 20, 2021. The board of trustees will continue to evaluate the university’s financial position for the coming months in anticipation for a fall semester in late 2021. 

“Judson is grateful for God’s great provision through the generosity of our alumnae and supporters, who have sacrificed much during these uncertain times to continue the extraordinary 182-year-old legacy of our Judson College,” according to the statement.

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The college will close after the summer term ends on July 31.


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The college needs $500,000 in donations by Dec. 31 to stay open for the spring semester.

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