The Growing Disparity Between Student and Faculty Demographics in Higher Ed

Student demographics in the U.S. are changing rapidly – but faculty demographics haven’t.

Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, in 2016, more than 43% of college students  were members of racial and ethnic minority groups, up 6 points from 2010.

Yet, higher ed faculty are still nearly 78% white.

The takeaway? Do we need to start thinking about how to actively move toward a more representative workforce in higher ed? One that more closely represents both the world we’re living in, and the students we’re teaching?

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.