Sunday, January 5, 2020

Decrease in CCU enrollment creates more than $6M budget shortfall - Annette Montgomery, WPDE

Coastal Carolina University leaders said they're seeing a 1.5% decrease in enrollment from the Fall 2019 semester to the Fall 2020 semester. Provost Dan Ennis says the decrease is making school leaders re-evaluate their recruitment strategies. “There’s a national downtrend in undergraduate enrollment and it’s affecting many schools across the country. CCU has been a classic undergraduate university for almost all its’s history and so that meant high school graduates entering college for the first time has been and will continue to be our largest population, but we’re looking at transfer students more aggressively and talking about recruiting out of populations that may have started school years ago and then not completed a degree," said Ennis.