The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes President Alison Byerly in an article published today about colleges’ heightened competition for students as the number of high school graduates decreases.

The article referred to Lafayette’s plan to grow its student body by 16% to 2,900 while adding 40 tenured faculty in order to double financial aid. (The College’s strategic direction, adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2016,  aims to boost affordability and distinction through growth.)

“The school has raised $87 million for financial aid, added 11 faculty positions, and [grown] by 100 students,” the article states. “‘As the landscape gets more challenging, you need to be in the strongest position possible,’ Byerly said. ‘We’ve built up the muscles we need for the battle ahead.’”

 

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