COVID shows a shift for universities

The college business model was broken even before the pandemic. COVID-19 just made it more obvious.

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State News

August 12, 2021 - 9:38 AM

As high school students and their families consider their options — public and private universities, trade schools, certificate programs and a growing array of online options — they’re weighing the return on investment. Photo by KMUW

WICHITA  — The college business model — one that depends on students living on campus and attending classes in person — was broken even before the pandemic.

COVID-19 just made things more obvious.

Classes moved online. Campus buildings and dormitories sat empty. Students flocked home.

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