Entries by Phil Hill

OPM Market Landscape and Dynamics: Summer 2022 updates

This year has shown the increasing dangers of the Online Program Management (OPM) market, based on financial market pressures and increasingly likely regulatory activity. While I expect some concrete changes in the next four months (leading to a Fall 2022 update), I think it is worth updating the OPM graphics this summer based on the […]

Byju’s Makes Its Move to Acquire 2U

In mid May I wrote a post “The Market Fall of EdTech Will Have Non-Financial Impacts” that included this observation: I’m not a financial analyst, and I care more about company strategy and operational capabilities. One thing it means is that we should expect increased M&A activity, both from healthier companies buying others for a bargain […]

The Post-Covid New Normal is Looking Bipolar

It’s been a while since I last posted, partially as I’m trying to make sense of new data and anecdotes coming in around that crucial measure of organizational viability for higher ed institutions – enrollments. In that post I combined IPEDS and National Student Clearinghouse enrollment data, showing that while total enrollments were already going […]

Combined US Higher Education Enrollment Fall 2012 – Spring 2022

The two best sources for enrollment data for US Higher Education are the Department of Education’s IPEDS data set and the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) reports. The NSC shares both the Current Term Enrollment Estimates reports (May and December) and ongoing Stay Informed estimates during the spring and fall terms as data comes in. IPEDS: […]

About the Class Technologies Acquisition of Blackboard Collaborate

Anthology, which acquired Blackboard in the fall, or more accurately whose private equity primary owner Veritas Capital acquired Blackboard and combined with Anthology in the fall, announced a new deal with Class Technologies. Class is the company founded and run by Blackboard co-founder and former CEO Michael Chasen that provides education-specific virtual classroom software on […]