Social Mood Conference | Socionomics Foundation

March 20, 2023

The Wall Street Journal said more students are turning away from college and toward apprenticeships. It said that some white-collar training programs have become as selective as Ivy League universities.

WSJ noted a shift away from the nation’s “college-for-all” model. As a result, college enrollment has declined about 15% during the past decade. The number of apprentices rose in the same period by more than 50%.

“Meanwhile, more students say they are wary of enrolling in college for fear it will leave them in debt and holding a degree that hasn’t prepared them for a good job in a fast-changing labor market,” WSJ said.

The February 2011 issue of The Socionomist identified a peaking process in higher education, which remains underway. This process has fueled a wave of college closings and mergers. A major bear market will increase the likelihood of further closings. To learn more, read, “The Education Industry Shows Signs of Collapse.”


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