Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Even Private Colleges Feel the Pain as Enrollment Falls Again - Andy Thomason, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Total college enrollment fell again this year, driven primarily by the departure of older students finding employment in an improving economy, according to a report released on Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse. Total postsecondary enrollment this spring dropped 1.9 percent from last year, according to the report. The sector suffering the biggest decline was four-year for-profit institutions, which saw a 4.9-percent enrollment drop. Public two-year institutions saw the second-highest percentage of students leave, at 3.9 percent. Students over the age of 24 left for-profit and community colleges at the highest rates, with the sectors seeing declines of 6 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Enrollment at private four-year colleges dropped for the first time in several years. http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/even-private-colleges-feel-the-pain-as-enrollment-drops-again/98839

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