Can Small Colleges Save Themselves From the ‘Death Spiral’?

Low student enrollment and revenue drops are putting pressure on small colleges and universities.

Seniors line up before the final commencement ceremony at Sweet Briar College, a women’s liberal arts college in Virginia.

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It has become increasingly hard for small colleges in the U.S. to stay afloat, and a new report suggests the next few years won’t be any easier for the institutions.

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