The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center recently reported that transfer student enrollment has continued to drop year over year, showing a 10 percent decline. This is especially true for traditional college-age students aged 18-24, where 13.6 percent less students transferred to a college or university. Fewer students than ever before are successfully transferring between institutions. Notably, the majority of these transfer losses according to the same report are occurring at community colleges, which have seen the vast majority of total enrollment losses among all higher education providers.
Summers are often quiet in the world of higher ed, but it also means a new class of freshmen is just around the corner.
Distance learning was gaining momentum even before the pandemic, yet the worldwide school closures certainly increased this teaching trend. At the rate distance and online learning is being adopted, the industry is projected to be worth more than $370 billion by 2026.
At the start of 2020, only 21 percent of all students in America had taken an online class. Yet most schools had to pivot and make their services available to students through digital channels. But due to the rapid transition – almost overnight – schools have had to face many challenges, including the following:
The Covid pandemic has been a thorn in the side of the higher education industry for over a year. Many of the challenges institutions are currently facing can be attributed to the virus, and the decline in international student enrollment is no exception.
2020 accelerated digital transformation at many higher education institutions as they were forced to quickly adapt to a remote environment. This led innovative schools towards selecting a chatbot to enhance their communication with students while streamlining their customer service.
Colleges and universities provide students with much more than degrees. Developing professional skills while additionally fostering ethical leadership, requires a commitment to many facets within a student’s total academic journey. From excellent academic support, to travel and social activities, the ways in which a university engages with a student is very comprehensive. Among the various student engagements, are the resources and care required to support the mental health for all members within a learning community.
Every college class always has one trend that excites students, yet confuses administrators. In 2021, that trend is TikTok.
The world of higher education is constantly changing, and that has never been more true in the past year.
Community colleges are essential to rural communities, and the benefits of a degree are myriad. So why is it that so few students remain enrolled?
It can be difficult to track the latest trends in higher education. What was true today might not be true tomorrow.
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