Data analysis from Higher Ed Dive reveals that since 2016, 91 private colleges in the U.S. have either closed, merged with other institutions, or announced closure plans. Nearly half of these closures occurred after the onset of the Covid pandemic in 2020. Financial challenges and declining enrollment emerged as recurring factors behind these closures.
Neurodiverse learners are more common than you may think. Driven by genetic and environmental factors, an estimated 15-20 percent of the world's population exhibits some form of neurodivergence. Neurodivergent conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are overrepresented in STEM fields.
Private universities, as recipients of federal funding and places of public accommodation, are responsible for providing equal access to education for all students, including those with hearing impairments. Captioning video is a crucial aspect of this obligation, and it not only ensures compliance with federal laws but also promotes inclusivity, diversity, and respect within the university community.