7 Frightening Trends in Higher Education

Halloween is generally the benchmark for the midway point of the fall college semester. Students are completing midterms and planning campus parties, executives are gearing up for end of year fundraising campaigns and praying that those parties do not result in crimes and general mischief, and IT staff are counting down the days until everyone leaves the campus and system upgrades can be made in peace.

But the fall also brings a time to assess emerging and established trends in higher education, and a chance to project where campuses, and the industry at large, will be in six months, a year and beyond. Here are seven current higher ed trends which should frighten administrators heading into the scariest night of the year.

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