650,000 of our higher ed colleagues lost their jobs last year

650,000 of our higher ed colleagues lost their jobs last year.

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, colleges and universities have cut 13% of their workforce since last year, aligned closely with the 14% decline experienced in institutional revenue.

The takeaway? Many of these jobs were likely on-campus roles. And as we start to move back toward in-person plans, are we going to be able to get back these employees? Were we giving them education benefits during their time off? Or will our students return to an in-person experience that’s significantly less professionally staffed than the one they left last year?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.