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Blue and yellow Drexel University flags line Capitol Mall near the Tower Bridge, but soon they will come down when the campus closes.

Students were notified Thursday, but one student tells FOX40 he was not aware.

"It's a good school," finance student Alex Cui said.

The Philadelphia-based university decided it was best to to end its Sacramento degree programs in order to focus on advancing their main campus as a research university.

Officials say it was not an easy decision to make.

"It's a difficult time for us today at Drexel university Sacramento," said Michael Marion, Associate Vice Provost for Drexel University.

The president of the Sacramento metro chamber says, while this a loss for our area the Sacramento region has plenty of other higher education options.

"We have our main campus of Sacramento State, UC Davis, we also have a number of other satellites that have been announced," Peter Tateishi, President & CEO of the Sacramento Metro Chamber, said.

Since Drexel opened in Sacramento six years ago, nearly five hundred students have completed undergraduate and graduated degrees, mostly in business and finance.

The campus will not be closing immediately, current students will be able to finish out their degree programs.

The University also says it aims to keep its alumni connected.

New applications are not being accepted.

The campus will likely be completely closed in a year and a half.