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Financial Stability of the University

Many public authorities today advise parents and their college age children to look into the financial stability of the college or university they are thinking about attending to understand whether there is a chance the institution may experience a disruptive financial failure.

MCPHS is proud of its financial stability and that the independent rating agency, Standard and Poor’s (S&P), has the confidence in the University’s financial profile to give it an AA credit rating. What does an AA credit rating mean? It is essentially a measure of the institution’s financial strength, placing MCPHS in the third highest category among a total of 11 rating levels.

S&P has recently found MCPHS to have:

  • Exceptionally strong finances
  • Stable market position and demand
  • Excellent and stable governance and management
  • Solid balance sheet
  • Marked low debt

MCPHS offers undergraduate and advanced degree programs across the entire healthcare spectrum. S&P reported that MCPHS's proximity and ties to world-class academic medical centers and biotech companies in the Longwood Medical Area and throughout New England provide it with unique advantages that few competitor schools can match.

As many other colleges and universities in the U.S. continue to see the impact of declining enrollments, weakening student demand, and increased competition, MCPHS is demonstrating growth and staying power. S&P’s confidence in the University is a testament to the value that an MCPHS education delivers to students. As MCPHS nears its 200 year anniversary, this positive outlook reinforces the fact that MCPHS is particularly well positioned to remain a leader in healthcare education.

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