Over the last century, higher education has gone through an enormous metamorphosis. Immensely few industries have expanded as quickly and have had such a positive (and sometimes negative) effect on the American population as the increased access to postsecondary education. In addition, the introduction of the GI bill in 1944, although meant to be simply an anti-depression bill, had a much more significant impact on veterans and higher education institutions than initially assumed. This led to an overall expansion of higher education institutions in the 1970s-1980s. The resources below will help expose some of this history, including the issues that arose from its development.