The forces that are shaping the future of higher education

From Inside Higher Ed: Derek Newton, a leading higher education commentator … has observed, ‘The higher education community has an unlimited capacity for doomsaying.’ How true. … Take the claim that there is a college enrollment crisis: that over the past decade enrollments have dropped by 13 percent, with Black and Latino/a enrollments down 20 to 30 percent. You wouldn’t know from these figures that the enrollment decline is confined largely ‘to specific sectors and [is] not nearly as dramatic or drastic as the doomsayers say.’ Community colleges and for-profits have borne well over 90 percent of the drop.

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