From June 19-20, 2013, Eduventures took over the Seaport Hotel in Boston for two days of discussion about the future of higher education and presentations filled with cutting-edge research and data on the latest trends in enrollment, online education, adult learners and fundraising.
Here are 14 of our favorite data points from the event. Just flip through the slideshow, or scroll down the full list! Unless otherwise stated, all of the data presented was collected by Eduventures across our national benchmarking surveys and other studies.
Higher education enrollment is declining.
For the first time, career preparation is the most important criteria considered when selecting a college.
Career preparation and affordability are key for Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino students.
Online Strategy & Adult Learners
The majority of adults want to go back to school.
The vast majority of adults have never taken a MOOC.
Perception of the quality of online education is increasing.
Interest in blended learning is outpacing interest in wholly online learning in most age groups.
The cost to admit an adult student.
Fundraising and Advancement
Student debt over $20,000 impacts alumni giving.
Student debt impacts the perception of the value of college.
Social media isn’t just for young alumni.
Million dollar gifts are on the rise.