Research + News | Topic: Enrollment
May 26, 2022
College Enrollment Drops, Even As The Pandemic’s Effects Ebb
A generation of students may be weighing the value of college versus its cost, questioning whether college is still the ticket to the middle class. Read the article here.
Jan 21, 2022
U.S. College Enrollment Dropped Again In The Fall Of 2021, Despite The Arrival Of Vaccines
Total undergraduate enrollment dropped 3.1 percent from the fall of 2020 to the fall of 2021, bringing the total decline since the fall of 2019 to 6.6 percent — or 1,205,600 students. Read the article here.
Jan 14, 2022
College Enrollment Continues To Decline
Colleges are experiencing an intense drop in the number of students enrolling in classes to receive undergraduate degrees, showing a trend that might not taper off with the end of the pandemic. Read the article here.
Jan 14, 2022
Teens Are Facing Uncertainty During College Acceptance Season
This time of year can be very stressful for students hoping to land their dream school. Read the article here.
Jun 30, 2020
Dozens Of Christian College Faculty Eliminated In Spring Budget Cuts
For evangelical schools, declining enrollment poses a greater challenge than COVID-19. Read the article here
Jul 16, 2018
Why Rural Michigan Teens Are Skipping Out On College. It’s Not Grades
The road to college can be scary for small town teens. Read the article here.
Apr 17, 2018
Oldest Students In Class Most Likely To Attend College
The study found that those who were almost a year older for their grade were more likely to enroll in college (58 percent) than those who were almost a year younger for their grade (52 percent). Read the article here.
May 8, 2015
Getting In To College Doesn’t Mean Students Are Ready to Go
A post on the Motherlode blog of the New York Times says: “Let’s not equate college admission with college readiness. The skills needed to graduate from high school and get into college have surprisingly little in common with those needed to manage, much less thrive, away from home in an undergraduate setting. There should be no shame in ‘taking time off.'”
Read the full article here.
Sep 9, 2013
College Enrollment Declines
According to U.S. Census Bureau, college enrollment in fall 2012 plunged by half a million (467,000) from one year earlier. This decline, which includes both graduate and undergraduate enrollment, follows a period of substantial growth — 3.2 million — between 2006 and 2011.
Read the full report here.
Jun 19, 2013
Pace Of College Attainment Still Not Enough To Meet Future Workforce Needs
According to a new report released by the Lumina Foundation “shows that the rate of college attainment is steadily improving across America. Unfortunately, the pace of progress is far too modest to meet future workforce needs. The report also finds massive and ongoing gaps in educational achievement—gaps tied to race, income and other socioeconomic factors—that must be addressed.”
Read the report here.
Download the full report (.pdf) here.