“Elite status” is relative with billions in annual costs. They also tend to be relative to the school who feels that way about themselves.I disagree. I think the schools with the biggest risk are the large public ones that don't have elite standing. The ones I mentioned are some of the top universities in the country, public or private.
I think more average, non-flagship public universities are the ones who could really feel a crunch. Places like UNC Charlotte, Alabama-Birmingham, etc. -- if states cut funding, they're going to cut it from those schools and try to keep the flagships running smoothly. Even if it's just essentially for PR.
But changes at minimum are coming from them too.
The ghosts of dean smith and Bo Schembechler aren’t donating their legacy funds.