Higher Education After COVID-19 - Policy Brief

4 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2020

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Jenna Robinson

James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal; John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

Sumantra Maitra

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Date Written: May 17, 2020

Abstract

The current crisis will raise existential questions for small and mid-tier institutions. Only universities with massive endowments and highly competitive admissions will escape the effects of the coming enrollment cliff. Special coronavirus relief funding from state and federal governments will improve cash flow in the short term, but they are not permanent solutions. Colleges must act now to cut unnecessary expenses while preserving core academic functions.

Keywords: Higher education, academia, funding, cost, universities, COVID-19, coronavirus, bailouts, economy

Suggested Citation

Robinson, Jenna and Maitra, Sumantra, Higher Education After COVID-19 - Policy Brief (May 17, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3604670 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3604670

Jenna Robinson (Contact Author)

James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ( email )

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John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ( email )

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Suite 200
Raleigh, NC NC 27609
United States
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Sumantra Maitra

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences ( email )

University Park
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

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