This chart illustrates the mostly downward movement of the College Meltdown. Overall, revenues to higher education institutions continue to rise, but these numbers mask the many weaknesses in the system.
What we are looking at is unsustainable.
While elite colleges and brand name colleges will continue to thrive, many for-profit colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, community colleges, and lesser valued public and private colleges will suffer.
This trend may be disturbing for working people and their families, but it is also an opportunity for others to consolidate power and increase profits.