When the board of Sweet Briar College announced in March 2015 that the college would shut down that semester, many in higher education were stunned. How could a college with money in the bank and a well known name suddenly fall apart? Some of the answers may have been unique to Sweet Briar’s mission, location and history. But the key issues were ultimately those shared by every private college: Will enough students enroll? Will students and families be able to afford to pay tuition and other costs? Are the long term enrollment and financial trends favorable?
Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discuss these issues issues in this free webinar. Inside Higher Ed’s webinar, Private College Enrollment: Needs, Numbers, Solutions, is made possible in part by the advertising support of Sparkroom.
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