Top Challenges for Higher Education Institutions


A list of the top five challenges that U.S. universities and colleges face, with links to articles about the challenges.

Early Findings

Financial Issues

  • 60.8% of university presidents say that financial issues is the top challenges facing higher education institutions.
  • In 2017, 71% of 400 chief business officers stated that higher education institutions are facing financial difficulties.

Decline in Student Enrollment

Decline in Public Financial Support

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