SXSW EDU 2021
The "Kids" Aren't Alright: Higher Ed Reform Now
For too long, we’ve romanticized the ‘Hollywood’ version of college. But the campus-based experience is a reality for just 13% of today’s college students. The majority of today’s students work while in school, half are financially dependent, and a quarter are parents. Traditional higher ed isn’t designed to serve these students and it shows: low graduation rates, high levels of debt, and poor outcomes. Higher ed's most innovative thinkers are calling for a new era in higher education.
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- Who today's students are and what challenges they face in accessing and completing a college credential.
- What today's students need from their institutions to be successful and thrive upon completion.
- What policy reforms are needed to break down the barriers today's students face and address poor outcomes.
Melissa Mitton, Senior Manager, Public Relations, Western Governors University