Beyond the loss of social connections and extracurriculars, recent data also estimates academic learning losses. Given these challenges, should we expect them to transition into college life just as students have in the past? Probably not.
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“Colleges cash in on real estate” was a recent headline in Inside Higher Ed, describing how some institutions have sold property to generate cash flow. Enrollment challenges, inflation, and exhausted stimulus funds are driving sales, and property prices are at record levels coming out of the pandemic.
Graduate enrollment growth appears as a ray of sunshine in the pandemic storm. As undergraduate enrollment slumped by 4.4% in fall 2020, graduate student numbers grew 2.9% year-over-year despite a global health crisis—momentum twice as fast as the year prior. But...
In 2019, that was the proportion of first-time, full-time Black undergraduates who completed a bachelor’s degree in six years. The rate for all first-time, full-time undergraduates was 61% and for white students it was 65%. While none of these ratios are stellar, the gap between Black learners and the other two is alarming.
The first fall semester of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, and according to over 5,000 freshman respondents in the Eduventures Student Experience Survey, it wasn’t how they imagined college. A striking one out of five students said they were—at best—unsure about their...
In last week’s Wake-Up Call, we shared the first two of four higher education predictions for 2021, forecasting an enrollment recovery and an end to the academic program “arms race.” This week, we tackle predictions three and four: