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.
The market growth opportunity for accessible audiences globally is significant. With over one billion people worldwide having disabilities, this represents a vast and untapped consumer base. By prioritizing accessibility and inclusive design, companies can expand their reach and tap into this market, fostering brand loyalty and generating sustainable growth in the digital era.