Columbia Central University merges with EDIC College
Columbia Central University has announced that it will be merging with EDIC College, with the newly-combined institution set to operate under the existing Columbia Central University brand.
The combined institution looks set to host over 2,000 students, through a combination of its four physical campuses located in Caguas, Carolina, Bayamon and Yauco, and its online platform.
Columbia Central University provides degree programmes in health sciences and, following this merger, the institution will become one of Puerto Rico’s largest private education providers.
The institution will become one of Puerto Rico’s largest private operators
EDIC College is the portfolio company of Renovus Capital Partners, an investment firm based in Philadelphia, which invests in the knowledge and talent sectors. EDIC College is a health science college, based in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
José A Córdova, CEO of the newly combined institution, said: “This merger reaffirms our commitment to higher education in Puerto Rico – commitment that we have always maintained with our students, graduates, employees and faculty.”
Daritza Mulero, President of CCU, similarly commented: “With this merger and change of ownership, the legacy of Mr Alex A De Jorge and his contributions to quality education will continue to be cultivated as they have for the past 54 years.”
EDIC and Columbia Central combined institution will host over 2,000 students
Atif Gilani, Founding Partner of Renovus Capital Partners, expressed his pleasure at the merger, and his hopes for the future of the institution:
“As experienced investors in Puerto Rico and believers in the student value proposition offered by the proprietary schools there, we are delighted to bring two exceptional and complementary institutions under one platform.
“The combined institution will have the academic resources and infrastructure to offer quality and affordable healthcare programs such as Nursing both on campus and online.”
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