Tag: cost

The University Debt Crisis: It’s Not Just Students Facing a Financial Headache (Guest)

Universities have been spending like students in a bar who think a Rockefeller will pick up the tab. How are they are paying for all this? Undoubtedly many of the bigger universities use endowment earnings and alumni donations to cover at least some of the costs, but for the most part, these veritable spending sprees are funded by tuition fees. Also, it is clearly unsustainable for tuition fees to continue to rise faster than the student’s ability to pay them. Universities need to act and they need to act now.

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More Bubble Trouble

Several weeks ago, I posted a blog on the “bubble” in higher ed. Thanks to the many who took part in  the fascinating follow-up discussions, including Andy Careaga on his “Higher Ed Marketing” blog and those who added commentary on Twitter and the Education Marketing Professionals group on LinkedIn. But the resulting ripple of commentary across … Continue reading More Bubble Trouble

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