This white paper shapes the powerful economic, demographic, and market trends within the higher education space, particularly for adults. Moreover, it asks how these trends might affect key constituencies. This first paper looks at the nature of the obstacles adult learners face in trying to earn credentials with labor market value, the promise of innovative practices that target adult learners, and changes in institutional and governmental policies that might help more adults earn higher education credentials.
The future of higher education will bring more hybrid learning models—but colleges may not yet have the staff
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, university and college student enrollment has decreased by slightly more than 5% from
The steady growth in the six-year college completion rate started to slow down for full-time starters in fall
Seventy-five percent of students who started college in the first fall of the COVID-19 pandemic returned for their second
In the 2020-21 academic year, the total number of undergraduate credential earners increased by 1.1 percent or 39,000
The Some College, No Credential (SCNC) report series seeks to understand the educational trajectories of millions of U.S.
This book is a collection of empirical studies that seeks to address how receiving instruction in Spanish language
Enrollment declines are worsening this spring. Total postsecondary enrollment, which includes both undergraduate and graduate students, fell a
At least 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender or gender nonconforming (TGNC), meaning that
The retention of First-Generation College Students is an issue faced across different universities in the United States. FGCS