Meeting the challenge of demographic change
Over the last two decades, our colleges and our work force have benefited from a 30-percent increase in the number of students graduating from high school, but projections show an alarming departure from that trend in the near future. Not only will some regions see flat or declining graduation numbers, the new arrivals on our college campuses will be increasingly nonwhite, first generation, and low income.
Originally published: December 6, 2016
Author: William Serrata
Institution: El Paso Community College
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed