Demography as Destiny

Year published: 
2013
Month published: 
April
Media type: 
PDF
Number of pages: 
8
File size: 
151 KB
Print publication number : 
2A385

This policy brief summarizes the main findings from WICHE's eighth edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates publication. The brief places changes in the size and racial/ethnic composition of our nation's graduating classes in the context of the college completion agenda and the need for greater educational attainment. It also addresses how these demographic shifts, coupled with fiscal stress, are impacting the practice of enrollment management. It concludes by offering reflections on how policymakers and institutional leaders can respond to these challenges with policies and practices that align with society's rising needs and expectations for higher education.