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The State of Facilities in Higher Education, 7th Edition

Each year, Gordian compiles an extensive amount of information on higher ed campus facilities from our Sightlines database, then releases the findings in the annual State of Facilities in Higher Education report. This year’s report, the seventh edition, details troubling trends growing like storm clouds over higher education campuses.

The combination of swollen campus footprints and stressed tuition revenues, realities aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is endangering many institutions’ aspirations of educating students for the foreseeable future. These looming threats place facilities strategies at the leading edge of the industry’s race to confront perhaps its greatest challenge in generations. But campuses can use new facilities strategies to weather the storm.

Read to learn:

  • Three data-supported trends that are shifting the higher education landscape.
  • How those trends will challenge traditional facilities management strategies.
  • Four new strategies that can help institutions build sustainable futures for their facilities.
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