Several Kentucky colleges and universities are courting students from St. Catherine College in Springfield.
Citing debt and declining enrollment, the school announced this month that it will close at the end of July.
Among the schools reaching out to the students is Brescia University in Owensboro. Vice President for Enrollment Management Chris Houk says Brescia and St. Catharine have many things in common.
"We compete in the same athletic conference within the NAIA," explained Houk. "While Brescia University is more of an urban campus, our day program population is very similar in size and we offer very similar programs to those students."
Brescia and St. Catharine are also both Catholic universities.
Brecia is offering its Catholic Connections Grant to all St. Catharine students, regardless of their religious affiliation. The grant allows Catholic students, with the recommendation of their parish, to receive half-price tuition. Brescia is also holding a reception for prospective students Wednesday evening in Frankfort.