Southeast Iowa University Announces May Closure

The Board of Trustees at Iowa Wesleyan University in southeast Iowa voted unanimously Tuesday to close the institution. The Board says rising operating costs, changing enrollment, dropping donations and a denial of COVID funds by Governor Kim Reynolds were factors in the decision.

There are current agreements made by Iowa Wesleyan with William Penn University, Upper Iowa University, University of Dubuque and Culver-Stockton College so students can complete their degrees.

Once the university closes on May 31, the campus will become the responsibility of the United States Department of Agriculture.