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Subject: Re: NU In The Red

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Date Posted: Thursday, July 14, 03:41:59pm
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In reply to: Buffalo News 's message, "Re: NU In The Red" on Thursday, July 14, 10:16:54am

To be fair- NU has invested a lot of money on a lot of things. The campus looks great, great new buildings, Kiernan, etc etc. The issue tho is the value prop.

Rack rate for NU is $35,000. To attract students all these WNY private schools have been subsidizing the ever living tar out of every butt there.

Like all subsidies there comes a time when the piper must be paid. No one could have foreseen COVID but it will likely be the last card that tumbles the house.

To be an average student and attend NU, CC, John Carroll etc you will almost certainly need to take out loans. There is no appetite for that anymore.

I fear for NU there years of inaction in the aforementioned investment and modernization of campus may be too little too late.

The classic "does a tree make a sound" paradox. Beautiful campus, beautiful facilities, but will there be students to see it? NU very likely has the war chest to ride this out and "survice" but we may be finally at the point where things like D1 sports no longer make sense. The great argument for D1 sports has always been they drive admission.I am not so sure that argument can be made anymore? Can it? Maybe good sport programs.

Time will tell. But truthfully, with so many cheaper options in NYS especially, you have to question who is the student NU is trying to attract? Same question for all the local privates.

Tough sledding ahead.

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Date Posted: Thursday, July 14, 07:39:58pm
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Besides all of the above posts, you have to consider the rise of the vocation and technical 2 year Associate in Science programs, as well as, the Certificate and Diploma study schools that offer training in pragmatic areas that are attractive to employers in those fields of study. The tuition and fees for those AS and Certificate/Diploma programs are a tiny fraction of the costs students/parents pay to the 4 year universities and colleges. This is where post-secondary higher education is headed.
A large number of prospective students are not going to attend college due to the prohibitive costs associated with traditional 4 year schools. Many of them go from HS straight to work. Others are going to the vocational, technical and career schools I mentioned above to pursue their career dreams.
The future is NOT rosy for the thousands of 4 year schools that are now facing economic survival. Hundreds, if not thousands will go out of business in the near and not so distant future.

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Date Posted: Thursday, July 14, 07:40:37pm
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