At Two Point Campus, perhaps as in real life, money is what education is all about. Students pay school fees and in return receive the skills they need to repay their loans. To earn that money at Two Point Campus, you need to flex your leadership skills. Manage your money, avoid bloat and find more ways to increase your income. Or just take some tips from this guide. We’ll get you on the right track to push students for all they’re worth. This is how you make money quickly and efficiently at Two Point Campus.
Start by focusing on your courses
I don’t care how many vending machines you knock down, they’re not even going to hurt your bottom line. The real money maker is always going to be your courses. Not only do they bring in instruction, but it’s also what your students show up for. If you don’t focus on your courses, no one is going to rent your dorms or level up to give you an XP bonus.
They are also very expensive to start up, but if you are going to use your loan money on something, it should be courses. It doesn’t matter if you have half a dozen on offer or just a couple that you’ve leveled up to max; you just need to make sure you’re constantly putting your course credits somewhere to bring in as many students as you can get your hands on.
Do not hire employees with redundant statistics
It can be tempting to reach for applicants who have the widest range of skills. However, be aware of that every skill point they have increases their salary expectations. While a person with one point in Research and one point in Dark Magic may seem more tempting than the guy with only one point in Dark Magic, ask yourself this: Are you really going to use a person with only a single stat point for Research? Is it worth paying for? Already have a dedicated researcher?
This applies to all roles. Do not hire assistants who have high grades in both medicine and pastoral care. They can only do one thing at a time, so don’t waste your money on someone with both skills. Only hire applicants who specialize.
You probably need a loan
The make or break for most universities is the beginning of the second year. You’ve probably spent all your money setting up your university, and now you have to provide two years of tuition. Lecture halls and additional facilities are a must.
If you haven’t already, now is the time to take out a loan. Although paying interest is a waste of money, you usually have no choice. Students and staff will not tolerate your appalling accommodation any longer and it is time to expand. Just try to exercise some restraint and only borrow what you need to keep things going. You have to stand on your own pretty quickly, and it’s hard to do that under a mountain of interest.
Somewhere around halfway through the game, you get the campus called Pebberly Ruins. Starting this will give you the archeology course, which is a great way to increase your income. With the archeology course, students will dig up treasures underground that you can sell. While some go for a lousy fee, they will often uncover gems and treasure chests that sell for over $40k.
Your students will empty a pit almost twice a year, and if you don’t move or sell the items they uncover, they are automatically sold. Enough students working enough pits will cover your costs on their own. Even better, pits are cheap, but beware: they’re going to require computer and science labs, and those costs add up. Once you get a few pits going, though, you’ve made it.
Supplement your income with research
While research should primarily be used to upgrade your facilities, you will eventually run out of upgrade facilities. Once you’ve used up these projects, you’re left with the option to investigate for money or kudosh. Some of the goals even bring $50k every time you examine them and they will keep reappearing so you can grab that prize whenever you want.
Having an upgraded research lab and maybe three teachers who have a hefty sum in their research stat will allow you to knock out these projects in fairly quick succession. It’s a great little booster for campuses that aren’t performing month on month.
When all else fails, take in The Orb
Most of the radio hosts agree: The Orb Foundation is some kind of sinister cult. Exposing students to their teachings would probably be irresponsible, but since when was responsible leadership lucrative?
The Orb Foundation, which was unlocked shortly on Upper Etching’s campus, functions similarly to any campus club. The difference is that every time a student joins the club you get a scholarship. Note that climbing the ranks of the club lowers the student’s happiness, but last I checked, we’re making money. Maybe use this as a last resort. The other tips in this guide should have you cashing in already. But more money never hurt anyone. Not directly anyway. For more on the new admin sim, check out the Two Point Campus review and tips for beginners.
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