It's Finally Happening: Colleges are Starting to Die in America

The college bubble, in other words, is finally bursting. Praise God our long national nightmare is beginning to end.

More Americans than ever seem to be ready to burn its once proud university system to the ground. Overpriced and with a…

Student bodies are in decline across the country, and somewhat drastically. The spring of 2017 hosted 2.4 million fewer students nationwide than did the fall of 2011, or an approximately 12 percent decrease in six years. Continued reductions in enrollment will hit the smallest, and by extension most vulnerable, colleges the hardest. But there is little even the nation’s largest colleges and universities can do at this point, as public perception of a degree’s value has created a cost/benefit crisis that, given plausible future trends, may be impossible to reverse.

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