Seven Higher Education Trends to Watch in 2020
Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Education Dive
Higher education made a striking number of headlines in 2019, in part due to the Varsity Blues scandal that exposed the seedier aspects of college admissions and attracted nationwide attention for its celebrity perpetrators.
Last year brought other key changes, as well. Conversations about how to keep struggling small colleges alive resulted in new state accountability legislation. College affordability also took center stage, with policymakers, researchers, and others pushing everything from sweeping free college proposals to cash infusions for troubled historically black colleges and universities.
What trends will dominate higher education in 2020?