Bloomberg News: Challenges Facing Small U.S. Colleges

A recent article in Bloomberg News reported on the challenges facing the higher education sector–especially some of the smaller institutions–and referenced Chatham’s consideration of coeducation along with other similar changes at historically black colleges such as Morgan State University in Baltimore.

The article also references the work of Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen who has predicted that as many as half of the more than 4,000 universities and colleges in the U.S. may fail in the next 15 years.

From the article:

“There will clearly be some institutions that won’t make it and there will be some institutions that will be stronger because of going through these difficult steps,” said David Warren, president of the Washington-based National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

You can read the full article here.

  1. Caitlin says:

    Challenges facing alumnae of small colleges: being censored by people like Bill Campbell and being removed from the campus of their alma mater for trying to voice their opinions.

  2. Caitlin says:

    Challenges for current students: being told they will be kicked off campus DURING FINALS for voicing their opinions. Are you kidding me?

  3. Nicole Hagan says:

    Do you know which schools fail first, Mr. Campbell? Those who kick their alumnae off campus and threaten to do the same to current students. Those who are happy to take financial donations, but prefer if the alumnae body is silent. Those who disrespect and undervalue their alumnae. Those who censor free speech of alumnae, current students, and supporters in order to drive their own agenda and to be able to continue to complain that it’s “just a handful of the same whiny troublemakers.” Chatham will fail not because it’s small, but because the administration has alienated its alumnae.

  4. Kathleen A Ferraro says:

    Amen!

  5. Kathleen A Ferraro says:

    This article is about small liberal arts colleges. Whether Chatham College admits men or not, it will still be a small liberal arts college. Or–more accurately– a small-minded liberal arts college.

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