This type of college is most at risk to financial pressures

Education policy leaders indicated in a recent report that small private colleges with fewer that 1,000 students were most at risk to market pressures. In the report, which is a monthly publication produced by White Board Advisors, a policy consulting group, education leaders answered this survey question:

“When you consider the broad changes taking place in the post-secondary education sector, which type of institutions are most exposed to pressure from new higher education models and the resulting financial challenges of increased competition?”

The report notes the questions were answered by “insiders” including current and former White House, Department of Education, and Congressional staff members, as well as state education leaders.

Sweet Briar College, the all-women’s college that recently announced it would close due to financial issues, is just the type of small private college that insiders point to as most at risk.

See the chart below for full results of the survey:

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