The Future Of Higher Education
The higher education industry continues to have both challenges and opportunities based on demographic trends, cost pressures, disruption and funding constraints. Continual attention is needed to address challenges and nurture opportunities.
The traditional business and financial models are changing, and institutions are finding they need to be more agile, effective and efficient.
- State funding is flat or down with business conditions attached; such as tuition cost control
- Federal funding for research and tuition is increasingly competitive and uncertain
- Competition for traditional students (high school graduates) continues to increase
- Demand for skilled graduates and lifelong learning opportunities is increasing, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and math
- High expectations beyond research and education from their students, alumni, and communities, ranging from housing and recreational amenities to “town-gown” relations
- Competition for talent in information technology and other professional talent from within and outside the higher education industry
- Bifurcated financial outlook from rating agencies
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