St. Paul's College of Visual Arts to Close its Doors

Updated: 01/16/2013 4:23 PM KSTP.com By: Jasmyn Taylor

A St. Paul college is closing its doors after almost 90 years.

The College of Visual Arts announced it will end operations and close its doors after this coming spring semester.

School officials say they weren't able to raise the funds needed to close the gap between rising operating costs and students' ability to pay tuition.

Over the past year, CVA saw a 21 percent drop in enrollment.

CVA students will have the option to transfer and finish their education at other similar institutions, including Minneapolis College of Art and Design.