KPMG Finds College & University Leaders Are Optimistic Over Future, Reports

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Still, majority are concerned about funding capital projects

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Big4, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC, reports the inaugural Higher Education Outlook Survey by KPMG LLP finds a majority of higher education officers believe their institutions will be in a better financial position in five years. also notes nearly half (47 percent) of the respondents characterized their institutions’ financial health today as somewhat better or significantly better compared with five years ago -- before the U.S. economic collapse -- versus 32 percent who characterized it as somewhat or significantly worse. Another 19 percent said there was no change compared with five years ago.

However also sees 102 officers recently polled expressing concerns about the future. A full 84 percent were either very concerned or somewhat concerned about future funding for capital investments and 66 percent expressed concerns about their ability to maintain current enrollment.

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Kristy Short
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