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U.S. Higher Education At Midyear: Not Resting On Its Laurels Aug 08 Product Image

U.S. Higher Education At Midyear: Not Resting On Its Laurels Aug 08

  • ID: 1869613
  • August 2008
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • ACT
  • Boston Univ
  • Del Mar Coll Dist
  • Johnson Cnty Comnty Coll
  • Loyola Univ of Chicago
  • Northwestern Univ
  • MORE

Abstract
The U.S. higher education sector has emerged from an era of widespread strong performance during the past several years but we believe some challenges lie ahead. First, the good news: Extraordinary fundraising success, strong investment returns, rising demand for higher education, and sophisticated financial management have propelled sector growth, and historically low interest costs have made it more favorable to borrow tax-free debt. Combined with an element of heightened competition as students apply to a greater number of schools, schools eager to draw those students have engaged in major building programs and other campus enhancements. Given these positive trends, the sector--which includes various other charitable, nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations--has, in our view, earned a major improvement of its credit quality, which...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Northwestern Univ
- Loyola Univ of Chicago
- Illinois St Univ
- University of Pennsylvania
- Swarthmore Coll
- Univ Sys of Maryland
- American Museum of Natl History
- Madonna University
- Johnson Cnty Comnty Coll
- Bradley Univ
- University of Massachusetts System
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- Northwestern Univ
- Loyola Univ of Chicago
- Illinois St Univ
- University of Pennsylvania
- Swarthmore Coll
- Univ Sys of Maryland
- American Museum of Natl History
- Madonna University
- Johnson Cnty Comnty Coll
- Bradley Univ
- University of Massachusetts System
- Del Mar Coll Dist
- ACT
- Consumers Un of United States Inc
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- The State Univ of Iowa
- Alabama St Univ
- Boston Univ
- Kent St Univ

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