Although I have my misgivings about the direction higher education is headed these days, I have to wonder about the prediction being made by Mauldine Economics writer, Jared Dilliard, in his dramatic lookahead piece It Was a Good Run. For example, consider his opening attention-grabber [my bold emphasis]:

I predict that 20 percent of colleges and universities will shut down or merge in the next 10 years, and probably more.

It was a good run.

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