The Top Higher Education Trends of the Last Decade

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CollegeSurfing.com Insider Looks Back at the Technologies, Admissions Policies, and Other Trends of the Past 10 Years.

Just 10 years ago, people had fewer educational options. Who knows what exciting educational breakthroughs the next decade will bring?

From the evolution of the wired classroom to the shifting attitudes toward college admissions, there have been many changes in the world of higher education over the course of the last decade. CollegeSurfing.com’s new “Insider” feature explores the “Top 8 Higher Education Trends of the Decade,” to focus on the evolutions, transitions, and cultural shifts that dominated the college world in the ‘00s.

The article presents a look at how today’s aspiring students and those who wisht to go back to college will have a far different college experience than the last generation of learners. Technology certainly dominates the list, with the dawn of online learning and college social media. Another reoccurring theme is the economy’s effect on the types of college and university programs students sought, especially in the latter half of the decade, namely career-focused programs and community college degrees.

“With a new year and a new decade, it’s always interesting to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re heading in terms of quality education and how it propels future career success,” says Dawn Papandrea, managing editor of CollegeSurfing.com, which provides information on more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and trade schools spanning 3,500 campuses nationwide. “Just 10 years ago, people had fewer educational options. Who knows what exciting educational breakthroughs the next decade will bring?”

After perusing the past trends, surfers can visit CollegeSurfing.com to get started on the next phase of their education, whether it’s exploring expert advice or browsing degrees and career school programs.

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CollegeSurfing.com is an educational resource site from The CollegeBound Network (CBN). More than 1.5 million surfers utilize CBN’s sites, including CollegeSurfing.com, CollegeBound.net, and SpaBeautySchools.com. Since 1987, The CollegeBound Network (CBN) has worked with America's leading colleges, universities, trade, and technical schools in connecting learners with educational opportunities. CBN specializes in recruitment lead generation solutions for 1000 educational institutions and 3,500 campuses, using its content-rich portals.

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