Welcome to 
Stevens Strategy 
College Stress Test
Designed by:
Robert Zemsky, Susan Shaman, & Susan Campbell Baldridge

Adapted for Stevens Strategy, LLC
by Michael Townsley, Ph.D.
The purpose of the ’College Stress Test’ is to estimate the risk of survival for colleges and universities prior to the Coronavirus Crisis and as a benchmark for determining Post-Coronavirus strategies.

Description of the Model
The College Stress Test estimates the degree of stress by computing a ‘market stress test score’’ based on trends in these four factors: enrollment, retention, market price, and the ratio of endowment to total expenses.

The following 7 questions will request information regarding your institution. It should take less than 5 minutes to fill in all of the information. The numbers you input should reflect the data you have provided IPEDS. All numbers should be rounded to the nearest whole number and entered without commas, decimals, or dollar signs. When you submit your information, a representative from Stevens Strategy will contact you within the next business day to discuss your results and send your report. There is no cost for the test or the follow-up consultation.

Before you begin, it would be helpful for you to have the following data available: 
For each of the fiscal years 2012 through 2019:
- First Time Fall FTE Undergraduate enrollment
- First Time Fall FTE Undergraduate first to second year retention rate
- First Time Fall FTE Undergraduate tuition and fees charge per student
- Average institutional grant (unfunded financial aid) for First Time Fall FTE Undergraduate
- End of Year Endowment
- Total Expenses (Minus Hospital Expenses)

For more information, please contact: info@stevensstrategy.com