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YCBK 430: Jeff Selingo Interview: How to know if a college is struggling financially [Transcript]

YCBK 430: Jeff Selingo Interview: How to know if a college is struggling financially

Introduction :

  • Mark shares a text he received that had an idea he thought could help the podcast
  • Mark shares a text message and a Speakpipe comment he thought was profound, and worth sharing
  • Suan and Mark answer a question about whether a student graduates from a selective liberal arts school in economics will hurt them compared to if they got a business degree from a national university
  • Mark interviews Jeff Selingo on the topic of, How to know if a college is struggling financially-Part 1 of 2

Preview of Pt 1:

  • Jeff Selingo shares the space he occupies in this
  • We talk about a recent tweet from Jeff about how Moody’s downgraded Muhlenberg and how small colleges are struggling
  • Jeff answers the question, how do you figure out if a college is going in the wrong direction financially
  • Jeff explains why he feels a lot of colleges are going to really struggle in the foreseeable future
  • Jeff talks about a big change he has seen for colleges in the last 10-15 years
  • Jeff talks about the list of colleges in one category is getting smaller and smaller
  • Jeff talks about a survey he did of 3500 parents


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