Quantifying the impact of excess capacity in higher education
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Quantifying the impact of excess capacity in higher education

The cost of excess capacity could be as high as $50 billion annually

Posted: Dec. 8, 2020
Author(s): Kasia Lundy, Haven Ladd, Chantal McKay, Katie Swoap, Sara Gagnon
Organization(s): EY-Parthenon

The question being asked before the pandemic, “Is there excess capacity in the US higher education sector, and what is the potential cost of this excess capacity and subsequent impact on students, especially underrepresented students?” is increasingly relevant during the COVID-19 era, with so much of higher education operating in a remote mode of delivery.

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