The perilous predicament of the very small college

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Enrollment at many of these colleges of 1,000 students or fewer was already flagging … a result of increased competition for the waning number of college-bound high-school graduates. Covid-19 dealt them another shock to the system. … Leaders at small colleges say they’ve spent the last year overhauling their academic programs, bolstering their enrollment offices, and expanding their online-learning options to appeal to more nontraditional students. … Recruiting students to a small and faltering institution ‘can be hard because students and families sense your precariousness,’ he says. ‘So precariousness sort of yields further precariousness.’”

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