EAB Analyst: Under-Resourced Colleges Could Face Closure Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis will “accelerate a closure of colleges and universities,” especially under-resourced institutions, said a higher education analyst from EAB to Diverse.

EAB, which on March 19 held a flash poll of 500 university enrollment officials during a webinar, said that 90% of respondents said they felt the highest levels of concern — 4 and 5, with 1 being low and 5 being high —  about “yielding” the Fall 2020 class. “Yield” refers to the percentage of accepted students who enroll.

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