Higher Education Industry and Facilities Trends
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Higher education institutions in the United States are in a time of transition. In the face of funding challenges and increased pressure to grow enrollment, higher education leaders are being asked to adopt evolving methods of teaching and do more to support the students they serve.

To understand higher education challenges, opportunities, and effective campus practices, we surveyed nearly 100 professionals at the 2019 Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) annual conference. Survey participants represent higher education planners and administrators as well as the architects who support them.

This is the second study we have conducted at the SCUP annual conference since 2012. This study takes a close look at how things have changed over time.