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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges


NAICU debunks the major myths surrounding private nonprofit colleges and universities. Visit 9myths.org to get the facts!

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Private Colleges Focus on Affordability


New campus affordability measures are helping to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Tuition cuts and freezes, three-year degree programs, and more. Complete list



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Tough Times for Colleges - and College Towns

Wall Street Journal


July 23, 2012


Bain & Co., which markets its consulting services to universities, and Sterling Partners, which invests in education companies, examined the balance sheets from 2006 to 2010 of schools in their report. They found many schools operating on the assumption that the more they build, spend and diversify the more they will prosper. They have become overleveraged, with long-term debt increasing at an average rate of about 12% a year and average annual interest expense growing at almost twice the rate of instruction-related expense.


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