Saint Leo University and Marymount California call off merger plan

The institutions 'part ways amicably' after problems arise with accreditation.
By: | April 21, 2022

Saint Leo University’s plans to merge with Marymount California University and extend its brand have been scrapped because of complications with accreditation.

Saint Leo, a Catholic university based in Pasco County with 16 campuses across five states, announced in July it would take over the Los Angeles County school’s buildings and property, valued at $60 million. It also planned to take on Marymount’s debt, expected to be around $3.7 million.

The plan was subject to approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the accrediting body for 11 Southern states and Latin America.

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