Four Perils facing Higher Education

Higher Education has had not had good control of its pricing for a very long time – making college less affordable for many families.

The rising prices have required many families to borrow – student loan growth has outpaced all kinds of consumer lending
Higher education was once among the most trusted institutions in society – no more. Pricing and concerns about programs have diminished that trust.

Added to this environment is a dip in high school enrollment – most pronounced in the East and Midwest – but a problem everywhere.

Were these the only issues facing the sector they might be manageable – but coupled with all of these are a series of new types of institutions and offerings that will challenge the traditional college or university.

© Jonathan Brown 2019

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