But there is a silver lining in all of this.
Even though there may be fewer high school grads ready to make the jump, colleges are finding other ways to fill their ranks.
Namely, with older or “non-traditional” students. In fact, Hartle noted that older learners have become the majority in the higher ed system.
So where do you see the future of higher ed going in the next 15 years? Does the future look bleak or will schools simply need to alter their way of thinking a little bit?