Category Archives: enrollment

Did the decade-long enrollment decline turn around?

Greetings from February, which somehow occurred just as I was getting adjusted to December.  Over the past month I’ve been frantically teaching, traveling (US, Qatar), pitching a new book idea, managing the Future Trends Forum into autumn, arranging professional engagements … Continue reading

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Undergraduate completion rates stabilize; one third of students don’t finish college in under six years

How long does it take for a student to finish college?  How many students don’t complete a certificate or undergraduate degree? Today the National Student Clearinghouse published a new study, looking at students who started post-secondary classes in 2016. I’ll … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment decline returns to pre-pandemic level

How is higher education enrollment changing? This week the invaluable National Student Clearinghouse Research Center published their latest data on American college and university enrollment. Today I’ll summarize the findings, then point to implications for academia’s future. tl;dr summary – … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment: the decline declines?

How is higher education enrollment changing? The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center just updated their fall 2022 enrollment numbers.   Here I’ll summarize their findings and add some commentary, based on the report as well as a press briefing. (Here’s their … Continue reading

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Higher education enrollments declined again in fall 2022, according to new data: some observations

How is American higher education enrollment doing now, in fall 2022? A few hours ago the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center published the first account of its enrollment data for this term.  For some, perhaps many people, this is the … Continue reading

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The end of Roe and what it might mean for American higher education

I do appeal to educators across the nation to think, seriously and urgently: With the landscape for women’s reproductive rights changed, what will your institution do to prevent the erosion of women’s hard-won achievements in higher education? –Jo Ellen Parker … Continue reading

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

Enrollment in American higher education just declined.  Again. That means the total number of students taking classes in American colleges and universities during spring 2022 went down compared to the previous semester (fall 2021) and the prior spring term (2021).  … Continue reading

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A glimpse into one state’s university enrollment changes

How is public higher education changing? We have a new sketch of an answer to this question for one state. buy dapoxetine online buy dapoxetine no prescription generic   The Detroit News recently ran an article about Michigan’s public universities, … Continue reading

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Higher education enrollment declined in fall 2021: the latest data

How did college and university enrollment do in fall 2021? The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has been tracking this closely. They do essential work. They have already released one estimate for fall 2021, which I wrote about here. Today … Continue reading

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Two state university systems shrink over a year and a decade

For years I’ve been projecting and observing a decline in American higher education.  Reality keeps giving examples of those projections becoming observable data.  Today’s case in point is a pair of state university systems, one in Pennsylvania, the other in … Continue reading

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