Three Trends of Note; Plus a Milestone for a ‘Free College Venture’ – The Chronicle of Higher Education
I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, covering innovation in and around academe. Here’s what I’m thinking about this week.
Three trends I noticed from The Chronicle’s 2019-20 Almanac
Higher education is still stratified by socioeconomic status. Enrollment of African American students in college has fallen. And adjunctification in the academy continues to grow.
I know this because I’ve been digging through the 108 pages of stories, charts, tables, and other information in this year’s Almanac. The publication, assembled by a team of editors and reporters led by my colleague Ruth Hammond, offers a rich and illuminating snapshot of the state of higher education today.
I can’t begin to summarize everything of interest in the Almanac, but along with the perennial favorites (fastest-growing and most expensive colleges, etc.) these three things really struck me.