The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 19th, 2015
A heavy dependence on tuition dollars means, for many colleges, keeping
the cost for students as low as possible, to maintain enrollment. That
generates little revenue growth. Net tuition revenue at private colleges
is projected to increase by only 2.7 percent
in the 2015 fiscal year, according to Moody’s Investors Service. At the
same time, colleges must sustain and build their educational programs
and student services to follow their missions and remain competitive.
That often requires scaling back somewhere. Here’s how one college met
that dual challenge.