The U.S. higher education sector is currently facing developing risks such as increased regulatory scrutiny, accreditation tightening, technology challenges, and governance conflicts, according to a Moody’s Investors Service mid-year outlook on the sector released today.

On top of the persistent macroeconomic risks and concerns about affordability and student debt, Moody’s said that these developing risks are driving universities to more forcefully address cost control given the rising revenue challenges.

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