November 28, 2008
Rising Enrollments Buoy Some Colleges, Burden Others
Most Colleges Fill Classrooms Even as Students Struggle to Pay
The nation's economic crisis is bringing colleges higher borrowing costs, smaller endowments, tighter budgets, and fears over the availability of loans for their students.
Yet one of the most critical factors in colleges' health — student enrollment — appears to be largely holding strong, at least for now.
Tuition and fees are the top source of revenue at private four-year colleges, with