Colleges&Universities closing or merging at alarming rate.

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  1. 61falcon

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    Colleges and universities across the country are closing their doors or merging with other schools at a rather alarming rate since 2016.At least 89 schools have either closed completely or merged with another nearby in state school since 2016.One Harvard study has concluded that as many as half of all colleges could close by 2025.Declining enrollments caused by ever rising tuition costs and the questioning by many of the value of a college education are being blamed.Affordability is having the greatest effect on black and Hispanic students as they are usually at the bottom of the income scale.Obviously this will mean significant decline in teaching positions.The northeastern states have all seen several closures in what appears to be a growing tre
     
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    Last word above should say TREND!
     
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    I have a bachelor’s in business (marketing) and a master’s in liberal arts (American History). I don’t regret getting either degree. College was a joy.

    When I entered the workforce in the 1980’s, companies required a bachelor’s degree. They hired the best people and then stepped back to let them do their thing.

    The trend in business now is to “dumb down” as many jobs as possible and use the idiotic Six Sigma management approach (micromanagement on steroids). This allows companies to hire high school grads and pay them a lower wage than the college grads. It also destroys company-employee loyalty and leads to massive turnover. And it kills customer service. College degrees are less in demand than they used to be.
     
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    Not a positive sign for the countries future.Excessive student loans another major factor.
     
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    What is alarming?
     
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    Why do you think it normal for this many colleges disappearing in less than three years????
     
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    Because nobody wishes to purchase their services?
     
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    I meant 89 closing in less than 3 years, with Harvard predicting we may lose half of all colleges over the next 6 years.
     
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    Because nobody wishes to purchase their services?
     
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    ROI .
     
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    Because they cannot afford it?
     
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    One not as many students millenials are the last boom generation. The colleges and universities have spent the last couple of decades trashing normal male female relationships. And trying to drive men especially heterosexual white men out of the places. They now, because that short sight bilge suddenly find themselves facing declining enrollment mainly because there aren't enough qualified kids to go around. And the Caucasian males graduate high find out they can make a six figure salary driving a truck or being a line mechanic. And having spent the last twelve years being bullied by SJW's masquerading as teachers figure screw that crap take the six figures sit back fat and happy and laugh their asses off at their contemporaries with PHD's in philosophy waiting tables at starbucks
     
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    it makes sense that they are trending down I'm ok with that.

    but half by 2025? that seems very unlikely
     
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    If that ever comes to fruition that is a hell of a lot of teaching jobs gone from the economy.
     
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    Good news
     
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    Loans are voluntary those who take them out need to pay them back.
     
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    Supply and demand.. lower your prices to be competitive in the market place
     
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    They don't seem to have been teaching anyway.
     
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    Theres too many losers going to college and I'm going to be asked to pay for their poor decisions
     
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    people can't afford it and the jobs are not guaranteed to be there when you do graduate

    so many companies outsourcing overseas and trying to cut costs as consumer spending less due to so many jobs going overseas

    right now one is almost better off doing a trade
     
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    I don’t know what “normal” is but it’s been obvious for years this scam had run its course and the piper would have to be paid.
     
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    I think the issue is, people take elective courses that do not increase job chances

    I would compare these classes to elective surgery, they should not be covered by the government
     
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    Who wants to graduate with an $80,000 debt and no job?
     
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    It seems that the market is speaking
     
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    I don't see this as alarming at all, as long as trade schools are available to pick up the slack.
     
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