ERIC Number: ED484922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Meeting the Challenges of Population Growth and the Future Demand for Postsecondary Education: Considerations for State Higher Education Policy
Martinez, Mario C.
Education Commission of the States
This policy brief tracks state-level population changes in the 18-and-older population and addresses the implications of those changes on the demand for postsecondary education over the next 15 years. Changes in the 18- to 24-year-old and 25-and-older populations will vary widely across states.These variations raise questions about how states should focus resources to provide the postsecondary services that will be needed to expand access, improve educational attainment and produce a competitive workforce. Projected demographic and enrollment statistics are provided for all 50 states, and various state examples throughout the brief illustrate the higher education policy issues that will arise over the next decade.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Population Growth, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, Adult Students
Education Commission of the States, 700 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-299-3600; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.