Moody's: Misleading Student Demand Creates Uncertainty

October 2, 2014

A new report from Moody's Investors Service describes how the phenomenon of high school students applying to significantly more colleges and universities is causing difficulties for institutions. The report finds that:

  • A growing number of colleges are reporting yields -- the percentage of accepted applicants who enroll -- of less than 20 percent.
  • Discount rates (the percentage of tuition sticker price that students and their families don't pay) are rising, limiting net tuition revenue for colleges.


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