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Higher Education Evolution Part 1: Student Life in 2023

By Jake New, Assistant Editor at eCampus News
November 7th, 2013

Divide between K-12 and higher education could shrink over next decade

students-higher-educationCollege could be a very different place when freshmen step foot on university campuses in the fall of 2023. For starters, many students will find that step to be entirely virtual.

A seemingly alarmist prediction from Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen gaining traction among some educators states that more than half of universities will be in bankruptcy within 15 years.

Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute, recently made a similar prediction, but provided a slightly more optimistic number of 25 percent.

Either way, this would mean that the high school senior class of 2023 will have far fewer options when it comes to picking a school. But that doesn’t mean they’ll have fewer choices in obtaining an education.

This is the first in an eCampus News series examining the technological changes in higher education over the next 10 years. Click here to read the full article, and be sure to check out Part 2 next week.