EDU 657 Week 5 DQ 2 Coming of Age in America Business – General Business Coming of Age in America. From 1970 -2000, most higher education institutions encountered various challenges and issues. Although higher education made an effective transition to mass education access, it was more difficult to transition to universal education access. In addition, because of the diversity of students who were entering college higher education, higher education institutions required tailoring. Discuss the impact of topics, trends, and events of 1970-2000 era on higher education. Explain the components that contributed to the “Coming of Age”� in American higher education. What were the main issues during this time period? Do you feel that higher education institutions solved most of the issues of 1970 -2000? Why or why not?