Unity College is changing its name.
A sign is seen at the Unity College campus in this Aug. 8, 2020, file photo. Credit: Abigail Curtis / BDN

Unity College is changing its name to Unity Environmental University, a move that school officials said will better reflect its growth and new programs.

President Melik Peter Khoury said the school is no longer just a small liberal arts college, but now has more than 5,000 students across the country taking a range of degree programs remotely.

“Our biggest population of students are actually in places like California, Florida, Texas, Oregon,” Khoury said.

Near the beginning of the pandemic, the school announced plans to move away from a traditional campus model to become more of a hybrid as it dealt with budget challenges.

Unity also opened a technical institute in New Gloucester, which is now the university’s headquarters.

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