Education Dive | January 29, 2020 | Natalie Schwartz
College trustees are growing more concerned about the future of higher education, according to the third-annual survey of governing board members by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and Gallup.
The share of trustees worried about the sector over the next decade rose to 85% in 2019 from 73% the prior year. Institutions’ financial health and costs for students drove the concern at public and private nonprofit schools.
Their heightened concern comes as reports show growing public doubt in the value of higher ed and as lawmakers lay out sweeping proposals to lower the cost of attending college.