FutureU Podcast Ep. 150: How Small Schools Can Thrive As Higher Ed Changes

Host Jeff Selingo sits down to talk with Simmons University President Lynn Perry Wooten about the unique position of smaller universities in higher education. The conversation covers enrollment declines, online program uptake, and consolidation of liberal arts majors.

“We know in particular for women, the earlier you get your graduate degree, the better trajectory you are for economic mobility. So we’ve rolled out the Simmons Edge. … Anybody who comes to Simmons starting in ’24 can get an undergrad and grad degree in five years,” said Wooten.