Why having two types of elite universities will restore confidence in U.S. higher education

From Forbes: “For decades, a disproportionate amount of attention has been paid to and showered upon a tiny number of the most selective colleges and universities in America. … the future is very much in the hands of a new class of elite university … such as Western Governor’s University (WGU), Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Arizona State University (ASU) … At a time when degree-seeking enrollments in U.S. higher education have declined for more than a decade, the role that these new elite universities are playing is quite profound. Recent analysis, for example, shows that were it not for the growth of just three institutions (WGU, SNHU and Liberty), enrollments in private non-profit universities nationally would have shrunk 1.1% between 2012 and 2020 rather than grown 5.5%.”

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