Do Falling Enrollments Signify A Shift in Public Attitudes About The Importance of A College Degree?

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by Karen Herzog An annual survey of colleges and universities found that a growing number of schools face declining enrollment and less revenue from tuition, particularly smaller, tuition-dependent schools and lower-rated universities with less ability to raise prices or attract students. The survey released January 9, 2013 by the credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service found that nearly half of colleges and universities that responded expect full-time student enrollment to decline and a third expect tuition revenue to decline or to grow at less than the rate of inflation. Before the financial crisis of 2008, raising tuition had little effect on the number of […]
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