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Industry Highlights for the Week of December 26, 2016

Some small colleges are finding clever ways to stay open

The Economist
Forty percent of degree-granting institutions have fewer than 1,000 students, and enrollment at such colleges is 5 percent lower than it was in 2010. Independent colleges are increasingly lowering prices in order to attract students: 49 percent, up from 38 percent a decade ago. Many consider this practice unsustainable for colleges without large endowments, so institutions look to solutions like mergers or donations to help ease their financial woes.
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