Are fall finances affecting spring campus opening decisions?

Is the financial reality of fall affecting our spring campus decisions?

Reported by Education Dive, some colleges have already begun to announce their spring plans, including the University of Connecticut and Pennsylvania State University, which are leaning heavily toward online and hybrid instruction. But with many institutions having much rougher fall enrollments and revenue, how can we expect that not to influence their desire to plan for spring in the most optimistic sense possible?

The takeaway? Making an early decision gives institutions time to prepare for it. But an overly optimistic decision in favor of in-person learning made before we see how the flu and winter season affects our campuses over the next couple months seems to lack caution.

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.