Is a new Dark Age beckoning for higher education take-up? - Louise Nicol and Alan Preece, University World News

Enabling technology, applicant aggregation and a growing dissatisfaction with educational outcomes are with us today. There is no reason that one generation’s rite of passage won’t become another’s dead-end junction and some warning signs are already showing. A survey by the Bipartisan Policy Center and Association of American Colleges and Universities found that 29% of US adults did not think a college degree was ‘worth it’. A OnePoll survey of UK postgraduates in 2021 found 46% did not think their university education was worth the money and over 30% did not need a degree to do their current job.The Harris Poll in 2020 found 60% of student loan debtors in the US said their degree was not worth the student loan debt they had taken on. 

Read the full story by

Half of All College Students Take Online Courses - Suzanne Smalley, Inside HIgher Ed ‘Great Attrition’ or ‘Great Attraction’? The choice is yours - Aaron De Smet, - McKinsey Quarterly
We are updating our Privacy Policy, so please make sure you take a minute to review it. As of May 25, 2018 your continued use of our services will be subject to this new Privacy Policy.
Review Privacy Policy OK