What the fall of 2020 means for the autumns ahead

Unlike the Great Recession, which knocked even wealthy colleges off their footing, the pandemic is only accelerating a great separation in higher ed. The rich got richer over the last 18 months. For some colleges, it will be very difficult to play catch-up.

A lost class

The college graduating class of 2024 is poised to have smaller numbers of students going forward until commencement and people who struggle to keep up after a year of remote learning.