May 01, 2024

Mass. higher ed sector facing stiff headwinds

Enrollment decline, demographics, and sagging public confidence frame challenge

Michael Jonas ,

Commonwelath Beacon

Higher ed’s fortunes, whether good or bad, “are more pronounced here than in any other state,” said Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, during a recent  presentation and panel discussion the organization convened on the economic impact of higher education in Massachusetts.