Indiana News

Hoosier Economist Cites Challenged Universities

11/22/2013

An Hoosier economist says Indiana universities are dealing with numerous issues threatening them on several fronts.

Listen:

Ball State University's Dr. Mike Hicks is speaking out on a new Moody's Investors Service survey of nearly 300 colleges across America. Hicks confirms the survey's findings that show colleges are seeing shrinking enrollments, falling family incomes and shaky job prospects for graduates - all of which are putting colleges at risk.

Hicks says numerous Indiana public universities, Purdue, IU and Ball State have been trying to hold down tuition while dealing with falling state funding. Hicks says schools like Ivy Tech and colleges with branch campuses are also seeing declines. Hicks says he'd be surprised if some smaller schools don't shut down operations.

However, Hicks says college remains a great investment and many universities will simply have to adapt and get creative with growing technology.

·
Like

Copyright by WIBC.com © 2012. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


WIBC News Traffic Hotline

If you see a news story or traffic tie-up, let us know!

Call:  317.637.6397

Email:  news@wibc.com

Send photos:   pictures@wibc.com

Search WIBC.com

Garrison Chicks Abdul At Large Abdul At Large