How Can You Find the Financial Health of a College?


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When a college is spending more than it makes, it is:

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1. When a college's spending equals what it makes, it is:

2. When a college is spending less than what it makes, it is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the financial statuses of colleges and universities, and how best to assess their financial health. You'll be tested on how colleges spend money, including spending more money than earned, spending equal to what they make, and spending less than what they make.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz combo set will focus on the following:

  • Possibilities for institutions in regards to finances
  • Consequences of a school's lack of accreditation
  • Warning sign of a school's financial difficulties

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the financial statuses of colleges and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about signs of poor financial health
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as schools spending and making money

Additional Learning

Keen to learn more about evaluating the financial trends of a school? The corresponding lesson, How Can You Find the Financial Health of a College, will prepare you to:

  • Discuss the consequences for a student attending a school that spends more than it makes
  • Define accreditation and adjunct faculty
  • List warning signs for students to look out for when assessing the financial health of a school
  • Check the conditions of a college using U.S. government-provided data