I have recently been working on a couple of consulting projects in the post high school education space and a common challenge is surfacing … enrollment. More precisely, the continued decline and absence of growth in enrollment with traditional and non-traditional students.
Bloomberg posted an article today on a similar topic, though seemed to focus more on the ‘for profit’ segment. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-18/america-s-great-college-boom-is-winding-down
How this all plays out is a coin toss at this point in my perpsective, but the landscape will be VERY different 10 years from now. How these institutions recreate themselves in an era of ubiquitous digital connectivity will be the key test in my opinion. Competition for every eyeball (whether for entertainment or education) is intense and will only increase as the demographics in US continue to decelerate and decline.