Before 2020, Moody’s credit rating agency downgraded higher education as an industry from stable to negative. Today, that negative credit rating remains in place for the sector. Recent industry studies note that up to 57% and 77 % of four-year public and private institutions, respectively, could suffer budgetary shortfalls of more than 5% (Source: McKinsey & Company). Institutions are falling further behind in their competitive position, and they are underinvesting in many areas critical to their long-term future.

At Newport, we work with for-profit and non-for-profit educational organizations to pursue optimal business models, setting up the organization for financial prosperity and long-term stakeholder success.

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An edtech company with a strong underlying value proposition had a negative outlook with stalled revenue growth.