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Higher education fall 2020 enrollments: the latest data

As the fall 2020 semester comes to an end, we now have updated data on enrollment. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has been tracking these numbers closely all season.  I shared their previous reports as they appeared (September, October, … Continue reading

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College enrollment decline: new data on high school graduates

How is higher education enrollment changing this year? I’ve been tracking enrollment trends for years.  In 2020 things have become more strange and intense, given the combination of pandemic and bad recession.  So far the best data we have shows … Continue reading

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Fall 2020 higher ed’s enrollment decline, an update

American college and university enrollment declined this semester. In this post I’d like to update you with the latest developments on the trend. To start with, let me explain why this matters. The vast majority of American colleges and universities … Continue reading

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College and university enrollment fell even more steeply this fall, continuing a long term trend

How is college and university enrollment currently changing as a result of fall conditions?  Have the pandemic and recession sent more people to campus? In late September the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center offered its first pass at presenting fall … Continue reading

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American higher ed enrollment declined in fall 2020. Again.

Enrollment in American colleges and universities declined in fall 2020, according to just-released data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. This is early but important data for two big reasons.  First, it gives us a glimpse into how students … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment declined again – *before* the pandemic hit

The number of students enrolled in American colleges and universities declined in spring 2020, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.  And this was before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This enrollment downturn is no mere … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment declines again, continuing a nearly decade-long trend

The number of students enrolled in American higher education declined again, according to National Student Clearinghouse data.  When I say “again” that refers to the fact that total enrollment has dropped for eight years, semester by semester.  (I’ve been tracking … Continue reading

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International enrollment in American higher ed either declined again or became more training-oriented

The number of international students enrolled in American colleges and universities declined in 2018-2019, according to a new Open Doors report*.  This has significant implications for higher ed. I’ll summarize the news here, drawing on Elizabeth Redden’s reporting, then add … Continue reading

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Grad school enrollment: mostly good news, but some bad news

How are graduate programs changing? The Council of Graduate Schools just released a new report based on enrollment data for American universities from 2008-2018.  The findings, while not shockingly surprising, are important for anyone looking at the future and present … Continue reading

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American college and university enrollment declines again – for the 8th year in a row

The total number of students enrolled in American higher education declined this spring, according to new NSCRC data.  For the eighth year in a row. This is vital data for the nation’s education sector. Let’s break down the details. Here’s the … Continue reading

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