Higher education remains in flux for many for-profit and not-for-profit colleges as they struggle with lower enrollments and operating deficits. Traditional lenders are looking to exit the sector, while non-traditional lenders are slowly entering, bringing a higher cost of capital. The rise of hybrid learning and increasing costs have resulted in significant decreases in college enrollment, creating a challenging economic environment for higher education.
Carl Marks Advisors understands the complex challenges facing post-secondary education providers. Our professionals work closely with trustees, administration staff, and school management teams to address strategic positioning, pursue merger and acquisition opportunities, improve revenues and enrollment, implement programmatic changes, and resolve regulatory and accreditation issues.