How Can You Tell When a College Is Circling the Drain?

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Marian Court College, a Roman Catholic institution in Massachusetts, recently announced it would be closing. It had no long-term debt, but tax records from last year show the college had $3.1 million in expenses along with $2.6 million in revenues.
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For all the data and analyses out there about colleges, remarkably little of it lets the public easily or systematically spot institutions that are in financial trouble or on the brink of closing.

To judge a college’s health, one would need either...

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