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USA TODAY

Perhaps the pandemic will reluctantly lead us to the difficult questions surrounding how to provide the best-quality affordable college experience.

There are multiple indicators suggesting that there may be too many Iowa colleges and universities.

At least 60 post-secondary colleges and universities are in a state of about 3 million people with an annual birth rate of 61,000. Those numbers suggest that Iowa has an excess capacity for post-secondary educational opportunities. The diffuse and generally fragmented post-secondary educational infrastructure in the state has provided many opportunities for students, but perhaps it’s time to consider whether it is a sustainable system.   

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is becoming clearer that major institutional change is likely