For decades, Bay State College has welcomed students to classes in a swanky, marble-floored office building in downtown Boston.
But only a trickle of students arrived for classes this week, following news that the college could lose its accreditation — and its ability to award degrees — by summer.
Pedro, a 21-year-old nursing student who wanted to give only his first name, said he was devastated by the news.
“No one was expecting this,” he said. “We pour a lot of money [into tuition] and change our lives to be able to come to this school.”