During a pandemic t’s even more crucial that students are able to complete their degrees so they can enter the workforce quickly and with a higher salary.
While student debt is inevitable for most, there are ways to reduce it, both from the student perspective, and from the perspective of the higher education industry. We must do better to support our college students.
Many schools have faced closure and consolidation around the country, and the trend is expected to continue. Consolidation has impacted institutions that have remained open by adding degrees and certificates in tech fields such as artificial intelligence and cyber-security, while dropping low-enrollment programs especially in liberal arts schools. Schools are also looking online to target more students with specific subject matter.