5 Higher Education Trends To Watch For In 2024
With the countdown to the new year now over, attention turns to what major developments might be in store for higher education in 2024.
The past year was a generally difficult one for American colleges and universities. Dozens of institutions struggled to manage serious budget deficits; campus strife intensified over the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza; several prominent university presidents were forced to resign; state legislatures ramped up their attacks on curricular and diversity initiatives; and a small enrollment rebound was offset by a significant decline in the number of new freshmen, raising concerns the long downturn in college attendance is likely to continue.
Originally published: January 1, 2024
Author: Michael T. Nietzel
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: Missouri State University
Published by: Forbes