Online Learning Update

August 30, 2019

Scott D. Miller: A ‘climate’ change taking place on U.S. campuses

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Scott D. Miller , President Virginia Wesleyan University

The slowness of many colleges and universities to mobilize to combat the effects of changing demographics, rapid advances in technology, rising costs of tuition and students’ customer preference has shifted the campus ground. A June 18 article in The Atlantic points out that 3,122 four-year schools (many for-profit) existed in 2013-14. By last year, there were 2,902. Not all small colleges around the nation are failing. Many, having revised their curricula, sharpened their marketing and created additional revenue streams, have found new pathways to survival. Others need to promote their unique niches.

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