Topic: Adjusting to the Demographic Pothole in College Admissions
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 EST
Video and Transcript here: http://bit.ly/transcript012021
Just as colleges and universities are recovering from COVID, a sizeable demographic pothole is waiting. According to data from WICHE and the Dept. of Education, in 2025, the number of high school graduates will start to recede, choking the pipeline of traditionally aged college students at an especially vulnerable time. Estimates are that high school graduations will fall by double-digits over the decade between 2025 and 2035. Some colleges are better prepared than others but the consequences could be significant especially for private and small colleges, many of which fill a critical gap in higher ed, giving a pathway for underserved and at-risk populations to earn a college degree.
We’ve assembled 4 university admissions officers and an expert in analysis of admissions and recruitment data to take questions from reporters and freelance writers.
- Keith Ramsdell, VP of Enrollment Management at Ashland University
- Dr. Blake Bedsole, VP of Enrollment Management at Arkansas Tech
- David Hautanen, Jr., Vice President for Enrollment Management at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
- Andrew Hannah, Adjunct Professor of Analytics at the University of Pittsburg, co-founder of Othot