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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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Report: Fewer Wisconsinites Seeking College Degrees

Wisconsin Public Radio, May 30, 2016 College enrollment was down 1.3 percent across the country during the current semester, and Wisconsin saw the fifth-largest drop in students, according to a new study. The number of college students in Wisconsin dropped by 4.1 percent this year, according to a recent report from the National Student Clearinghouse. Read…

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Spring 2016 College Enrollment Down Nationwide As US Economy Recovers From Recession

International Business Times, May 24, 2016 “The post recession hangover continues to affect enrollments of adult learners,” the clearinghouse’s executive research director, Doug Shapiro, said in a news release Monday. “However, the desire to attend college remains strong among traditional-aged students, whose enrollments held steady in spite of concerns about student debt and an overall…

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CTEE Report Spring 2017