A Portent of Things to Come?
This may just be an indicator that the fiscal challenges for many institutions of higher education have faced post-financial crisis. Or it might a signal that the sector is facing
long-run structural challenges. Either way, this report from InsideHigherEd is probably not without some significance:
Moody’s Investors Service downgraded 34
higher education institutions in 2012 while upgrading only 3, the ratings agency reported Friday, an indicator of ongoing financial challenges facing colleges and universities. Analysts chalked up the downgrades to problems raising net tuition revenue, continued state budget cuts, and enrollment troubles.