Northeastern Region: Data & Implications

In this webinar hosted in collaboration with the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), you will hear that after an increase of 19 percent in the number of graduates between 2000 and 2012, the Northeast region is not expected to reach those numbers again. The declines are driven by rapid contraction in the majority White student population in numbers too large that even robust growth of non-White populations will not offset them. Ross Gittell with the New Hampshire Community College System, Nyal Fuentes with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Peter Francese, a demographics and consumer markets expert, provide their reactions about these trends and how to accommodate them.