No Return to Normal for Colleges and Universities in Fall 2021

Universities confront another volatile operating year, even as financial conditions are credit supportive.

The 2021-2022 academic year is off to another uncertain start, as colleges face the ongoing impact of the pandemic, along with governance, cyber, and environmental risks. However, supportive governmental funding and favorable financial market performance provide some runway to navigate the volatility. Analysts will also discuss how Moody's updated higher education methodology incorporates these evolving factors in our credit analysis. 

  • What are the ongoing and future impacts of the pandemic for higher education?
  • What other risks are facing the sector over the next one to two years?
  • How are colleges positioned to navigate the uncertainty?
  • What are longer term trends to watch?
  • How does Moody's updated methodology incorporate these emerging risks and trends?
  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Susan Fitzgerald Associate Managing Director – Public Finance Moody's Investors Service Bio
    Christopher Collins VP-Senior Analyst Moody's Investors Service Bio
    Debra Roane VP-Senior Credit Officer Moody's Investors Service Bio
    Dennis Gephardt VP-Sr Credit Officer Moody's Investors Service Bio
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