Some US colleges may need more efficient management to survive

January 21, 2016

Colleges that fail to become more appealing to students and parents may face closure or a merger, warned scholars at a recent college finance conference. Political Science Professor and former President at Guilford College Kent John Chabotar explains that institutions with rural locations, low enrolment, small endowments, or an overreliance on tuition are especially at risk. The article discusses the importance of an institution's  public image, especially when it has a high sticker price, or the influence of a school’s academic program offerings. Reforms at Temple University, which include the hiring of more tenure-track professors and the reimbursing of students who pledge not to work more than 15 hours a week, are used as examples of possible changes. Hechinger Report