Parthenon-EY report on higher education collaboration featured in The Buffalo News
In “Shrinking enrollment puts pressure on higher ed in WNY,” The Buffalo News highlights one of the biggest dichotomies in higher education today: as the need for college-educated workers grows, the number of people attending college in Western New York continues to shrink.
Fewer young people are graduating from high schools and the sizes of graduating classes are declining. As these classes become smaller, colleges and universities are feeling the pressure to attract students.
The article highlights the findings of Parthenon-EY’s report, Strength in numbers: Higher education collaboration, which estimated that more than 700 institutions across the country with enrollments of less than 1,000 students were at risk of being too small to survive an era of fewer high school graduates.