87% of the respondents to the pre-conference survey believe that public universities will undergo major structural changes in the future.
Two thirds of students graduating with 4-year degrees last year, owed on average $23,186 in student loans. CNN Money
Student loan debt has eclipsed credit card debt at $1.0 trillion and counting.
Only 11% of respondents to the pre-conference survey believe that student readiness for college is stable or increasing.
100% of presidents and 75% of provosts and deans that responded to the pre-conference survey believe that faculty interactions with students will change significantly in the coming years.
50% of respondents to the pre-conference survey believe that foreign universities will increasingly become competitors with U.S. universities for U.S. students.
95% believe that foreign students will be a major source of students in the future.
- 90% of respondents to the pre-conference survey believe that state funding for higher education will continue to decline.
- 85% believe that federal funding for higher education will decrease in the future.
- 75% believe that public support for higher education is destined to decline as costs increase.
- 13% believe that public universities ware well prepared to market their online programs effectively.