Midwestern Region: Data & Implications

In this webinar hosted in collaboration with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), you will hear that the Midwest faces steady declines in the total number of graduates in the coming years, resulting mostly from a rapidly contracting White youth population that is not offset by otherwise robust increases in the number of non-White graduates. Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio have generated about 48 percent of the region’s graduates in recent years and are a driving force of the projected trends in the Midwest. Eric Lichtenberger with the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Olga Volokhova with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development provide insights about what these trends mean for the Midwest and how to accommodate them.