CHICAGO — Though student demand remains strong, the recession is taking its toll on tuition and fee revenue at some private higher education institutions, and the stress is expected to hurt the operating performance of some schools, especially in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions, a new report being released today from Moody’s Investors Service found.

Moody’s recently surveyed the 286 private colleges and universities and 212 public schools it rates, asking them for information on tuition, fees, and student demand in an attempt to asses the recession’s impact on their operating performance.

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