How the pandemic changed higher education

We often talk about the “great reas­sessment” coming out of the pandemic in terms of our jobs. But it’s happening on many different levels—each with significant consequences for higher ed.

At the most basic level, the pandemic upended our lives, habits, and traditions, including college as the default after high school.

Such a shock to the system encourages us to reeval­uate what we’re doing and try new things. In higher ed, we’re seeing growing evidence—both an­ecdotal and in surveys—that Americans are question­ing the value of college.

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Micah Ward
Micah Ward
Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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