3 Trends That will Affect Higher Education in 2018

3 Trends That will Affect Higher Education in 2018
  • Opening Intro -

    The year is coming to an end and people are now crystal balling what to expect in 2018.

-------------------------------------

The year is coming to an end and people are now crystal balling what to expect in 2018. There are major changes on the way in the coming year which are likely to adversely affect the higher learning institutions.

While it’s close to impossible to predict what colleges have planned next year, especially with a new president in office, there are predictable patterns and themes that are hard to miss. As a student or lecturer here is what you should expect in the coming year.

1) Higher education prices are still on the rise

Unfortunately, the rising trend of higher education costs is not ending anytime soon. According to research by the College Board, there was a 2.9% increase in the tuition fee across the board. From graduate degrees to two-year public schooling. Not only are tuition fees rising, but also room and board costs.

The rise is getting out of hand and soon the prices will become unsustainable. The cause of the hotly debated issue has yet to be established with excuses coming from the College Board. Unfortunately, the trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

2) Re-examination of programs to support international students

There are two things that drive most campuses to court international students: diversity on the campus and the tuition fee. According to a report by the ACE published in 2012, the international student program is barely utilized.

An update of the report is scheduled to be released later this month and is likely to push the international student’s program forward as higher learning institutions scramble for additional revenue streams under increasing cuts to state funding.

3) Industries that are likely to higher more grads

The overall hiring expectation has been on the increase for the past two years. As a student, you might wonder what the job market has to do with the college trends. There are many niche learning and micro credentials requirements in response to the job availability.

In other words, the more time you dedicate in the field sharpening your skills, the higher the chances of landing a job quickly. According to Forbes, these are the most flexible hiring industries.

  1. Information Services: 60%
  2. Administrative Services: 49%
  3. Wholesale Trade: 46%
  4. Transportation: 32%
  5. Healthcare and Social Assistance: 32%
  6. Professional, Business & Scientific Services: 30%
  7. Construction: 29%
  8. Nonprofits: 23%
  9. Agriculture: 21%
  10. Retail Trade: 19%
  11. Educational Services: 17%
  12. Accommodations & Food Services: 17%
  13. Government: 7%
  14. Finance and Insurance: 7%
  15. Real Estate & Leasing: 6%
  16. Manufacturing: -3%

Conclusion

If you are planning to act on any of these trends in the foreseeable future, remember, institutions are now incorporating internationally focused goals into their mission statements and strategic plans through online platforms.

If you liked this piece on the upcoming college trends, share it with people around you and help in increasing the productivity of college graduates. While the progress is encouraging, data also highlights areas where improvements are still needed.

College Financing reference:

finding money for college guide

 
Bestseller No. 1
HP 15.6' HD WLED Backlit Display Laptop, AMD A6-7310 Quad-Core APU 2GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD WiFi, DVD+/-RW, Webcam, Windows 10, Black
64 Reviews
HP 15.6" HD WLED Backlit Display Laptop, AMD A6-7310 Quad-Core APU 2GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD WiFi, DVD+/-RW, Webcam, Windows 10, Black
  • 15.6" diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
  • AMD Quad-Core A6-7310 APU (2 GHz, up to 2.4 GHz, 2 MB cache), integrated AMD Radeon R4 graphics
  • 4 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM, 500 GB 5400 rpm SATA
Bestseller No. 2
GAOAG College Laptop Backpack Under 15.6-inch with USB Charging Port and Lock for Youth Unisex Luminous Anime Oxford Nylon School Bag Black
46 Reviews
GAOAG College Laptop Backpack Under 15.6-inch with USB Charging Port and Lock for Youth Unisex Luminous Anime Oxford Nylon School Bag Black
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: High volume laptop backpack can accommodate a 15.6-inches laptop computer, wallets, books, magazines, iPad, iPhone, etc. the side pockets can put a water bottle and umbrella
  • USB PORT: The school bag external USB port with built-in charging cable, offers a convenient charging for your electronic devices(either Micro-USB or Apple products with a USB Port, support quick charge depend on your powerbank)
  • NIGHT LUMINOUS: Male and female generic luminous backpack, after absorbing light, the color of the logo will change in the evening. Includes a theft proof combination lock & pencil case
Bestseller No. 3
Lenovo IdeaPad 120S-14 - 14' HD - Celeron N3350 - 2GB - 32GB SSD - Gray
1 Reviews
Lenovo IdeaPad 120S-14 - 14" HD - Celeron N3350 - 2GB - 32GB SSD - Gray
  • Windows 10 Home; Intel® Celeron® N3350 processor; 14" display; 2GB memory; 32GB eMMC flash memory; Bluetooth; HDMI output; DVD/CD drive not included

Last update on 2018-04-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

end of post idea

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Helpful article? Leave us a quick comment below.
And please share this article within your social networks.

Categories: Campus News