How do higher ed institutions deal with the enrolment crisis?: Opinion

October 15, 2019

For some time now, higher education in the US has been experiencing an enrolment crisis. To better understand what institutions might need to do to stay afloat, the Chronicle of Higher Education reached out to five American leaders in the field of enrolment. They received five related but distinct answers. One respondent argued that institutions need to be less self-interested and take innovative risks in the name of society at large, while another suggested that postsecondary institutions be prepared to radically reimagine their business models. Another noted that institutions need to be more attentive to the middle-class student, while one highlighted the importance of recognizing that most families understand postsecondary education as a transaction, not a transformation. Chronicle (International)