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Book Presentation with Dr. Nathan Grawe on "Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education"

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Enrollment of traditionally college-aged students is anticipated to drop nearly 15 percent nationally in just five years − a reality that has serious implications for the postsecondary education field, including institutions in California. How might administrators and trustees prepare for this coming shift in demand as colleges and universities from other states ramp up recruitment here in California?  What are the consequences for financial models that depend on high tuition/high aid?

Dr. Nathan Grawe, the Ada M. Harrison distinguished teaching professor of the social sciences at Carleton College, is the author of Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education*.  At this presentation, Dr. Grawe will discuss the findings from his recent book, and the implications of these demographic trends for postsecondary institutions in the state.

California Club
Fireside Room - First Floor
538 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Email Alissa Santoro at [email protected] by February 25, 2019.
Please be aware that seating is limited and as such, we encourage your timely registration. For more information, call 213-634-6743.

Breakfast will be provided at the event.
* Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018


Meet the Presenter: Dr. Nathan Grawe

Dr. Nathan Grawe is a labor economist with particular interests in how family background--from family income to number of siblings--shapes educational and employment outcomes.  Many of his works study whether access to financial resources significantly limit these important measures of success.  Dr. Grawe's most recent publication is Demographics and The Demand for Higher Education. In addition to studying how higher education is preparing for demograhpic change, in other recent work Dr. Grawe examines how the taxes implicit in financial aid formulas alter female labor force participation.

For more on Dr. Grawe visit this page.


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