Will Funding Shortfalls in Mississippi Close Public Universities?

Financial pressures are causing several states to consider consolidating public universities. These institutions face declining enrollments and college operating costs increasing at rates higher than consumer inflation. Meanwhile, state budgets are not recovering from COVID-19 especially after federal pandemic subsidies expire. Higher education’s status as a non-mandated state benefit has led many legislators to closely […]

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Will Underemployed College Graduates Face Career Limbo?

For years, college presidents and other higher education policy wonks have promoted the lifetime earnings gap between high school and college graduates. The figures cited have ranged from $1.1 million to $1.9 million over a working person’s career. But sometimes, recent graduates accept work below the expected salary range for their degrees, which means underemployed […]

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Private School Tuition Discounting: A Sound Business Model?

My interest in business models stems from one of my summer jobs during college. What I learned still informs my thoughts about private school tuition discounting today. I worked at a resort motel in Ocean City, Maryland. From July 4 through the third week in August, all the motels in the area were fully occupied. […]

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Subjects of Interest

EdTech

Higher Education

Independent Schools

K-12

Student Persistence

Workforce