According to WMUR, New England College and the New Hampshire Institute of Art will merge into one beginning October 1st, 2018.

New England College is located in Henniker (the only Henniker on earth!) and has 2,800 students. The New Hampshire Institute of Art has two campuses, one in Manchester and one in Peterborough and serves over 2,000 students.

This merger seems like a positive move that will benefit in-state students and hopefully draw out-of-state and international students as well. I wonder what the new name will be....