How to liberate higher education

U.S.-based institutions must meet the increasing demand as online coursework continues to proliferate, and more international students seek a university education


Declining enrollments. Increasing competition for students. Sunsetting education models. The doom-and-gloom headlines on higher education pervade mainstream media.

However, an undercurrent of optimism exists as many institutions of higher education evolve to meet these 21st century challenges. As advisors in the space, we’re quite optimistic, as we see university presidents, provosts and trustees employing bold strategies to ensure the viability (and success) of their institutions.

There is one truth that cuts through these changes and uncertainties: around the world, there is an ever-increasing hunger for Western-style post-secondary education, and through online coursework and transnational education, there are increased opportunities to connect students to the educational experiences they seek.

Let’s look at two ways U.S. post-secondary institutions are having an impact around the world.

Watch: Parthenon Partner and Education Practice Co-Head Karan Khemka participated on a panel at the 2014 ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit.

(Next page: How American institutions are leading in online education)

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