Could Employer-Funded College Ruin Publicly-Funded Higher Education?

Could employer-funded college ruin publicly-funded higher education?

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, while many see employer-funded education as an amazing move toward accessibility for adult learners, some, like Geoffrey Cox from Stanford University, have grown concerned that this trend may cause a de-funding of public education and lock both healthcare insurance and education benefits into one’s job.

The takeaway? There are unintended consequences of even the most benevolent intentions. So as we create new employer-driven paths toward degree completion, let’s make sure we’re actively focused on building sustainable and student-first models, and not creating even more pre-conditional requirements for gaining access to higher education.

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.