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The Balance Sheet Dilemma for Colleges and Universities

Some colleges and universities need to re-evaluate their financials if they want to remain viable in the long run.

For years, colleges were motivated to expand without really focusing on efficiency, or determining which programs and departments were profitable, and which were expendable. The cascade of recent reports—from Moody’s, Bain/Sterling, Inside Higher Ed, and Forbes—suggests that an institution maintaining the status quo will not be a viable long-term institution.


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In the end it is the money, stupid.

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" For years, colleges were motivated to expand without really focusing on efficiency, or determining which programs and departments were profitable, and which were expendable. The cascade of recent reports—from Moody’s, Bain/Sterling, Inside Higher Ed, and Forbes—suggests that an institution maintaining the status quo will not be a viable long-term institution.

 

The report “College Financial Grades” published by Forbes analyzes the financials of 925 private not-for-profits, schools ranging from Harvard University to Gardner-Webb University, reporting that 544 schools received grades in the “C” or “D” range, 253 earned a “B,” and only 128 schools were given an “A.”....

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