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Our Higher CallingRebuilding the Partnership between America and Its Colleges and Universities$
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Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646862

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646862.001.0001

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American Universities Are Challenged as Never Before

American Universities Are Challenged as Never Before

(p.18) 2 American Universities Are Challenged as Never Before
Our Higher Calling

Holden Thorp

Buck Goldstein

University of North Carolina Press

While economic data show that a college degree is still a very worthwhile and important investment of time and money, the public’s realization of this is eroding. In addition to these political challenges, higher education is grappling with changing demographics, which lead to a reduction in the number of students who can pay the full tuition and a change in where the new students are located; financial challenges that stem from the fact that higher education continues to increase in costs while revenue sources are shrinking; and technological challenges that change how students want to receive knowledge.

Keywords:   financial aid, online education, flipped classrooms

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