The COVID pandemic has created an existential challenge to higher education in the United States. As we have argued in earlier blogs, however, the cracks in the higher education business model were evident long before any of us had heard of the coronavirus. Demographic and financial challenges to the long-term growth and profitability of colleges and universities, especially for small private colleges in the northeast, were well known if not well understood.
Shifting demographics of potential students, rising costs, challenges to the value of higher education, and academic inertia have placed higher education at a crossroads. Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened and turned the industry on its head. In our latest blog series, our principal consultants Elmore Alexander, Michael Ginzberg, and Nuno Couto detail many aspects of the current crisis and propose effective strategies to overcome it.
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Although everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education has been hit especially hard by the crisis and many institutions are struggling to shift to our new reality. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to help us stay informed, stay safe, and stay ahead of the challenges we’re facing due to the coronavirus.Continue Reading