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Are We at Peak Higher Ed?

Inside Higher Ed, May 30, 2018 Are we at peak higher ed? My answer is no, but that answer depends on the definitions that we choose. Does peak higher ed refer to the number of schools, or the number of students enrolled? The number of people employed in higher ed (or just faculty), or the…

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Undergraduate Enrollments Down 275,000 in Spring 2018

57,000 Fewer Students Entered College Compared to Previous Spring 6 of 10 States Seeing Largest Enrollment Declines Are in the Midwest or Northeast HERNDON, VA (May 22, 2018) – Undergraduate enrollments fell by over 275,000 students, a decline of 1.8 percent, to 15.3 million, Spring 2018 Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse®…

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Why Are Colleges Seeing a Decline in Undergraduate Enrollments?

Clearinghouse Today, April 30, 2018 According to the Fall 2017 Current Term Enrollment Estimates report, higher education enrollment has declined for the sixth consecutive year. Why are colleges seeing a decline? How significant is the decline this year compared to previous years? What’s the future look like for enrollment? Read more>  …

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Texas bucks college enrollment slump

Houston Chronicle, July 4, 2017 Texas colleges and universities are resisting a national college admissions slump, enrolling 1.7 percent more students year over year as campuses nationwide saw a 1.5 percent decline in student enrollment, according to recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Read more>…

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Good news for college applicants: Getting in is easier than they think

Hechinger Report, March 8, 2017 As selective as they’d like prospective students to believe they are, colleges and universities have been watching enrollment decline for five years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Last year alone, it dropped 1.4 percent, or by about 270,000 students, at institutions nationwide, the center’s executive research director,…

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For-profit woes shrink college population

Chicago Tribune, Dec. 19, 2016 Plummeting enrollment at for-profit colleges drove a 270,000-person decline in the number of undergraduate and graduate students across the U.S. this fall, and Illinois. Nearly 165,000 fewer students enrolled in for-profit colleges nationwide, a 14.5 percent year-over-year decline, according to a report released Monday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research…

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Fall enrollments dip again

Community College Daily, Dec. 19, 2016 Two-year public colleges enrolled about 153,000 fewer students (a 2.6 percent decrease) compared to fall 2015. Although enrollments in the sector continues to decrease, it’s doing so at a lower rate. The decrease rate in fall 2015 was 2.0 percent and 4.4 percent in fall 2014, according to (National Student…

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Enrollment numbers can mean a lot to universities

The Edwardsville Intelligencer, July 18, 2016 The more and better students an institution can enroll, the more it can claim a level of prestige. And if the numbers of applicants increase – because of the perceived prestige – institutions become more selective in admissions. This, in turn, increases retention and graduation rates. And those numbers…

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Adult Students Shifting to Four-Year Non-Profits

The Evolllution, June 20, 2016 In the latest report from the National Student Clearing House, the enrollment in Spring 2016 had increased among those above age 24 only for those enrolling in four-year non-profits. The enrollment increased by 1.5 percent. Read more>…

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Current Term Enrollment Estimates - Spring 2018