California’s public college system is running out of room

California’s public college system is running out of room.

Reported by Education Dive, by 2030, some 144,000 state residents qualified to attend a public California university will be turned down due to capacity limitations.

At the same time, by 2030, College Futures predicts a shortfall of 1.1 million workers with a bachelor’s degree necessary to fill the jobs of the future.

The takeaway? While the UC System and CSU are looking at campus expansion possibilities, do we need to simultaneously figure out a better way to scale online? In a way that still provides first-generation students with the levels of support necessary to succeed, while still capitalizing on the scaling capacity of technology.

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.