Will half of all colleges really close in the next decade?

The Christensen Institute

The pool of 18-year-olds is starting to decline— with precipitous declines in certain regions forecast to begin in 2026. Even as enrollments in accredited colleges and universities have shrunk consistently since 2010, enrollment in online learning continues to rise.

Colleges and retailers share a bloated past and a slimmed-down future

The Christensen Institute

As online retail has disrupted brick-and-mortar stores over the past couple of decades, analysts have realized that stores in the US are overbuilt for demand. A key question is, as online learning ascends, will the presence of beautiful brick-and-mortar campuses crack and fade away?