As spring rapidly approaches, it’s important to stay on top of everything that’s happening within the higher education ecosystem. In this month’s article, our principal consultants highlight some of the articles and publications that have caught their eye. Without further adieu, here are our picks for February, 2021:
COVID-19 has undoubtedly devastated the higher education landscape as we knew it. Unfortunately for those institutions that are struggling the most, budget cuts alone aren’t going to right the ship. Learn more about how colleges and universities are trying to make ends meet.
Not everything happening recently in higher education is necessarily bad news. In some cases, higher education institutions are doing better than one might expect. In this piece from The Chronicle of Higher Education, the authors suggest that regional public universities are not as fragile and in need of saving as popular headlines report them to be.
By waiving test score requirements during the pandemic, some universities are attracting new students. Others, however, are seeing application rates drop dramatically instead. Learn more about how some schools are trying to make up the difference.
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