Declining enrollments are leading some colleges to look for new ways to boost revenue.
The Indicator, a podcast produced by NPR’s Planet Money team, recently shared a few of the more innovative approaches.
Did you know:
- Forty-eight colleges have licensed their schools’ logos for use on caskets.
- At least one university rents out its dorms on Airbnb during the summer months.
- Collectively, US colleges and universities have added 41,446 new degree or certificate programs since 2012 — a strategy experts say is at least in part due to a desire to increase revenues.
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