What is the global demand for American higher education? Everybody Wants It! I dare you to prove me wrong.

Let us broadly define demand for premium international education by the globally mobile post-secondary student base, which is now more than four million and projected to grow to more than eight million in the next ten years. These are students who can afford to leave their country of origin in search of premium options. What percentage of this group “demands” a U.S. education? What percentage wants it? These are moot questions. It’s a question of ninety-nine percent or ninety-five percent — not thirty, fifty or seventy percent. They all want the best.  There are some…

The For-profit Not-for-profit Paradox

The traditional not-for-profit American universities, both public and private, are responsible for creating the stellar academic reputation and the unique campus and student life experience that define American higher education. Many in this category command sprawling campuses, world-class research departments, expansive sports programs and wealthy endowments. Judging by these metrics, it would be easy to assume that these institutions are best positioned to invest into the most cutting edge educational technology, advance the most exciting innovations, and globalize American education delivery. The younger for-profit higher education industry, on the other hand, has shown the ability…

Welcome to WWW.GLOBALHIGHEREDUCATION.ORG!

The goal of this blog is two fold. Primarily, it is a call to action  to consider what is possible at a critical moment in the history of higher education. Advances in higher education’s business models, education technology, institutional partnerships, outcomes measurement and learning models create a perfect storm for innovation. While many refer to the crisis of higher education, now is also a time of great opportunity to shed the baggage of times past and bring the industry into a new era of global, relevant and, most importantly, BETTER higher education. The second goal of…