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30 Million Students by 2030: Growing Higher Ed

Enrollment has fallen across the country and institutions are under financial strain in the wake of COVID-19. Even before the pandemic the higher education system was facing major challenges: fewer traditional students, increasing competition, and escalating costs. Is a shakeout inevitable? How does higher education actually grow its market and seize the biggest opportunity out there: working learners? This is key both to the future of postsecondary education and for social mobility.

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  1. Understanding what working learners need and want from higher education
  2. Understanding the available jobs that provide both short-term employment and future opportunities
  3. Considering ways for higher education to reposition itself for the class of 2022 and beyond



Scott Bittle, Director of Communications, Burning Glass Technologies

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