Higher Education Outlook 2023

College and universities continue to confront a dynamic environment in 2023; rising risks will have varying credit impacts

Multiple factors will drive credit conditions for the higher education sector in 2023. These include shifts in student demand along with ability and willingness to pay, macro-economic conditions such as inflation and interest rates, and expense management.  Which institutions are better positioned in this environment, and which will feel greater strain?

  • Impact of demographics and changing student preferences on enrollment
  • Budget management in an inflationary environment with some labor force rigidity
  • Trends in capital investment and debt strategies
  • Outlook for federal and state funding; government policies
  • Credit impact of increasing sector differentiation
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    Susan Fitzgerald Associate Managing Director – Public Finance Moody's Investors Service Bio
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    Susan Shaffer Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, US Public Finance Moody's Investors Service Bio
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    Jared Brewster Vice President - Senior Analyst, US Public Finance Moody's Investors Service Bio
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