Survey: More trustees worry about higher ed’s future

By AGB January 31, 2020 April 3rd, 2020 In The News

Education Dive | January 29, 2020 | Natalie Schwartz

Dive Brief:

  • 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.
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