Future of Colleges

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Future Predictions
By 2020, the population of global higher education students is expected to increase by approximately 21 million to 190 million students. Of those, it is expected that the demand for an English language-based post-secondary education will increase by 750,000 (Ruby 2013). Information compiled by Alan Ruby indicated that, of the students in this category it is Canada’s goal to recruit approximately 210,000 students; Australia hopes to obtain around 100,000 students; the United Kingdom could enroll 30,000 students; if the United States gained its current market share (18%) of the forecasted 750,000 students, 135,000 students would be enrolled in U.S. programs (Ruby 2013). Based on these estimates, about 275,000 students
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Finding a willing entity to provide space or collaboration may prove a complex endeavor (Lane 2013a).

In order to save money and reduce branch start-up time, some institutions have elected to join an educational hub. These campus hubs are partnerships between several international branch institutions and share facilities and services such as student residences, food services, libraries, and medical facilities. Institutions participating in a hub can also benefit from joint branding and recruiting efforts. The level of cooperating inside each hub will vary; this model may necessitate compromise regarding an institution’s standards and expectations (Stanfield 2013). In one example of a hub, Education City in Qatar, students are able to cross-register for classes between participating institutions. This practice could be beneficial to institutions hoping to offer undergraduate programs (Stanfield 2013).

The wholly owned model is being replaced by a partnership with joint ownership and operation with a host country university. This model reduces the financial risk of the exporting country (Homayounpour 2012). China has made is clear that this will be the preferred model for international branch campuses moving forward. In fact, the Ministry of Education in China mandates that foreign institutions form a legal partnership with a local Chinese university (Stanfield 2012).

There are instances in which exporting institutions are unencumbered by financial
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