Podcast: Transparency and Projected College Closings

The two founders of Edmit, Sabrina Manville and Nick Ducoff, discuss their projections of the financial collapse of certain colleges and universities and their goal of helping families consider financial fit along every step of the process of selecting a college.

Ducoff elaborates, “We are talking about real people who are being marketed to, are enrolling at, and then matriculating to institutions that may very possibly close while they are enrolled with no protections whatsoever to the student….We have a college and persistence and attainment problem in this country. And the students oftentimes finding themselves having difficulty to complete are likely to be the same students that may find themselves literally out of a college half-way through.”

Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn. Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.