Podcast: Demographics & Demand for Higher Education

Nathan Grawe, an economics professor at Carleton College and author of “Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education,” speaks about the demand index and how universities, both regional and national, can adapt to shifts in demographics.

 “The demographic shifts that are coming are big enough that the industry as a whole is going to see fewer students with almost certainty,” Grawe says.

Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.