Industry Highlights for Week of December 18, 2017

Moody’s Downgrades Higher Ed’s Outlook From ‘Stable’ to ‘Negative’

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Moody’s Investors Service, a credit-rating agency, recently changed its outlook for the higher education sector from “stable” to “negative.” This change was brought about by muted growth in tuition revenue, as well as changes to financial aid programs and tax reform. Moody’s assigned the “stable” rating in 2015 due to increased state funding and predictions for future revenue growth. However, recent trends at the federal level have altered the outlook.
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