Professor Nathan Grawe of Carleton College developed a demographic model which says that ’round about 2030 this country is going to lose a giant share of its population of college-going age. How will this impact colleges and universities and how will it impact each kind of higher education environment? I talked to him about his book “Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education” to learn more.
During the great recession, the fertility rate in America fell 13% in 5 years. This plus several other demographic factors have conspired to guarantee that the nation’s enrollment managers have a big job on their hands: How do we continue to sustainably operate if there are fewer students to serve? Professor Grawe digs into a really dynamic and complex national picture of demand for higher education to deliver a prognostication that gives the people in enrollment management world a lot to consider both in terms of problems and solutions.
Buy Professor Grawe’s book here!