Demise of the baccalaureate degree

From Inside Higher Ed: “Overpriced, outdated and no longer required by an increasing number of employers, is the baccalaureate in a death spiral? … Employers and students are seeking shorter credentialing than the baccalaureate; in particular they are looking for alternative credentials in the form of professional and continuing and online programs that are to the point and immediately applicable in the workforce. A survey recently conducted by UPCEA and EvoLLLution reported that higher ed leaders agree. According to the survey, ‘seven in 10 higher education leaders (71 percent) said that ‘alternative credentials’ could help them achieve institutional revenue and enrollment goals. Yet, just 60 percent considered credential initiatives ‘totally’ or ‘very’ aligned with their institutions’ strategic plans.’ ”

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