Episode 48 - How Private Equity Views Higher Education
In this episode, Jason Altmire speaks to Trace Urdan, Managing Director at Tyton Partners, who brings a wealth of experience in private equity research within the education sector. The conversation delves into the challenges facing higher education, including school closures and consolidations, the rising costs of college, and insight into online program management.
Trace tells Jason about the trends he’s noticing in higher education, particularly how changing student demographics are affecting the finances of traditional institutions. He pushes back on the assumption that private equity is nefarious and causes bad outcomes in higher education.