Lingering Effects of the Great Recession on Higher Education

The Great Recession of 2008 changed the course of higher education and still affect decision making today. Tuition rates that previously dropped after the recession continue to remain; however, students still have to take out loans to afford college. Students focus more on majors, such as healthcare and business, rather than humanities in hopes of better job placement after graduation. College presidents and boards shifted their focus to short-term visible goals, rather than long-term goals that may not show results immediately.

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