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Bethany College Facing Student Housing Shortage

Bethany College sizedEntrance to Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. (Photo Credit: Swampyank via under Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 3.0)

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) - A small south-central Kansas college is housing some students in a hotel to deal with a big increase in student enrollment. Bethany College, a private college in Lindsborg, currently has 730 students, up 10 percent over last year. That follows a 9 percent increase in enrollment last year. The college booked all the rooms in a local motel, the Coronado, to house students. President Ed Leonard says the college plans to replace a closed two-story dormitory with a new three-story 225-bed residence hall, and other dorms will be remodeled. He says those projects should meet housing demand when the work is done. Most of the students at the motel are upperclassmen and athletes. Construction on the new dormitory is expected to begin soon.

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