New England Colleges Preparing for the Upcoming Student Collapse

What are New England colleges doing to prepare for the upcoming student demographic collapse?

Reported by EdSurge, the number of high school graduates in New England will decline 25% between 2007 to 2030. With demographic trends no longer in their favor, many institutions are seeking to determine their new position and identity.

Colby-Sawyer College is re-focusing their academics on the employer needs of the local market, seeing the need for health care workers, and launching five new health care degree programs to grow off their existing nursing program reputation.

The takeaway? Demographic and employer shifts will help determine who our institutions need to be, and who our institutions need to serve. May we stay on mission while ever evolving.

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.