I was right on the first two predictions, wrong on the third. Let’s review these big topics, what I got right or wrong, and what this portends for the future.
Traditional Student Demand Archive
According to a Wall Street Journal-NORC poll, more than half of Americans do not believe a four-year college degree is worth the cost. New America research reveals that 45% of Gen Z students believe a high school diploma is the minimum level of education needed to...
According to Higher Ed Dive, more than 40% of the institutions that closed or consolidated since the start of the pandemic were Christian colleges. Considering that these institutions make up 24% of all two- and four-year higher education institutions in the United States, the disproportionate closure rate is concerning.
New data from National Student Clearinghouse shows that while overall undergraduate enrollment grew between fall 2022 and fall 2023, freshman enrollment declined by 3.6%. Beneath these figures, certain majors are experiencing declines while others are growing.
According to a New America study, 63% of GenZ think a high school diploma or technical certificate is sufficient for personal financial security. Consequently, there has been a decline in the percentage of American high school graduates immediately entering college.
Eduventures’ research shows that 99% of all parents and guardians have a preference for the cost of their students’ college choice. It’s a consideration at every income level, not just among lower income families.