UPDATED: Which States are the Best Online Markets? Reflections on New Enrollment Data

UPDATED: Which States are the Best Online Markets? Reflections on New Enrollment Data

Driven by falling high school graduate numbers and a strengthening economy, higher education enrollment has shrunk five years in a row. By contrast, enrollment in online programs continues to grow, reaching three million students in Fall 2016. But because online...
2018 Predictions for Higher Education

2018 Predictions for Higher Education

Once again, I am throwing caution to the wind with some predictions for the coming year. (For a look at my form, please see an assessment of my 2017 forecast.) Of course, predicting the future blurs what might plausibly happen with what one thinks ought to happen....
The Top 5 Wake-Up Calls of 2017

The Top 5 Wake-Up Calls of 2017

For our final Wake-Up Call of 2017, we thought we’d reflect on the content that you, our readers, have signaled is most valuable. While it is tempting to jump ahead to 2018—especially in a climate of uncertainty about how current events may shape higher education next...
What I Learned This Year: Four Analyst Reflections

What I Learned This Year: Four Analyst Reflections

As the year comes to a close, we asked our top analysts to reflect on some critical questions impacting colleges and universities in 2017: Is there something wrong with the undergraduate adult market? What does the newest evidence actually say about the importance of...