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How the university enrollment crisis plays out in summer 2017: two stories

American higher education enrollment has declined for the past half decade.  My readers know this well, as it’s a theme I return to frequently, yet it’s surprising how few college and university discussions really take this trend into account.  Combined … Continue reading

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Higher education enrollment declined in 2017. Again.

The total number of students enrolled in American high education declined in 2017. Again. I’ve been tracking this trend of steadily, unbroken enrollment decline since 2013.  But before I grimly crow about that, let’s look at the details. The data (pdf) comes … Continue reading

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American higher ed enrollment declines, again

The total number of students enrolled in American colleges and universities declined in fall 2016, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. I should say: declined again, because as my readers know, higher education enrollment has been sliding down without … Continue reading

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Higher ed enrollments decline. Again.

The number of students enrolled in American colleges and universities declined again.  New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has appeared, and shows that the past three years’ decline continues. Let’s break it down. The total number of students … Continue reading

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City College of San Francisco prepares a large queen sacrifice, suffering from low enrollment and high income inequality

The City College of San Francisco, suffering bad hits to its reputation, enrollment, and revenue, is getting ready to make a series of cuts.  Inside Higher Ed describes this as explicitly axing academic programs and faculty – i.e., another queen … Continue reading

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Denying tenure because of declining enrollment: is this a trend?

One midwestern university has responded to declining enrollment in a very specific way.  Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; home of the Banished Words List) is apparently denying tenure to tenure-track faculty in some cases because the campus cannot … Continue reading

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Declining US higher education enrollment wounds Pearson

Education giant Pearson announced it will lay off 10% of its workforce (nice summary from the WaPo). This is interesting and relevant to higher education for several reasons, but I would like to focus on how this brutal riffing draws on … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment shrinks. Again.

The total number of students enrolled in American higher education declined this fall.  According to the National Student Clearinghouse, that number went down by 1.7% compared to fall 2014, from 19,619,773 to 19,280,473. That’s the third year in a row where American … Continue reading

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Cutting higher education enrollment and taking it seriously

A recent example of Quit Lit veers into unusual territory for that genre.  “I have one of the best jobs in academia. Here’s why I’m walking away” begins by complaining about academia, then offers a startling plan for reform.  The latter … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment declines again

The number of students enrolled in American colleges and universities declined this spring.  Recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) depicts a gradually changing student body, with serious implications for post-secondary education. In spring 2015 American campuses … Continue reading

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