33. Jon Marcus: Assessing the Financial Health of Academia

Our conversation is centered around the current state of higher education from a financial point of view.

We discuss the financial health, or lack thereof, of many universities, the cost structures that many universities’ exhibit, the decrease in state funding towards higher education over the years, how inequality is exasperated when universities aren’t financially sound, productivity and efficiency levels at academic institutions, how COVID-19 is impacting universities, and what the future of higher education institutions could look like in the near term.

Jon Marcus
Jon Marcus

Jon is the higher education editor at the Hechinger report. He has contributed higher education pieces to papers such as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine.

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