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Business and health care up, the humanities sink: higher ed enrollment data

Which degrees are undergraduates pursuing? We’ve been tracking enrollment patterns for a while, and a new Bloomberg article offers no surprises.  Justin Fox parses NCES data to find that while the humanities decline, business and health care are booming. The … Continue reading

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American graduate school enrollment: a new decline, driven by international students

In 2017 the number of graduate students enrolled in American universities declined, as compared with 2016 numbers.  That’s the finding of a new Council of Graduate Schools study by Hironao Okahana and Enyu Zhou, which I’d like to break down in … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment declined. Again.

The total number of students enrolled in American higher education declined this spring, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Here I’ll break down the results, then comment on their significance. The total number of enrolled students … Continue reading

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American higher education enrollment declines again. For the 6th year.

The number of people enrolled in American higher education declined in fall 2017. That numbers has declined steadily for the past six years. My readers, viewers, listeners, and clients know that I’ve been talking about this as a major trend … Continue reading

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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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