- Jun 29, 2020
Recently I’ve been reading some articles about the financial impact that COVID has had on colleges and universities. Many universities have had to cut spending and lay off faculty and staff due to decreased retention rates, decreased tuition revenue, etc. I know that several osteopathic programs are affiliated with smaller private universities located in rural areas, and it is predicted that some smaller colleges and universities might be required to close or merge in the future due to financial hardships caused by COVID. I know very little about the business aspect of higher education institutions (and please correct me if I’m wrong) but I was wondering, as a current DO applicant, is this something that applicants should be worried about when deciding what schools to look at?