Adult-serving institutions are being hit the hardest

Are adult-serving institutions being hit the hardest right now?

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, federal coronavirus relief aid was distributed based on full-time equivalent (FTE) students instead of total student head count. That means that Amarillo College, serving 10,000 undergraduate students in the Texas panhandle received the same relief dollars as Brown University, an ivy league school in Providence, Rhode Island, enrolling about 7,000 students.

The takeaway? In an incredibly difficult financial situation for higher ed as a whole, the institutions serving the most at-risk students may also be the ones hit the hardest.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.