EDUCATION DIVE: College enrollment drops with improving economy

Career College Central Summary:

  • New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows falling enrollment at community colleges and for-profit schools.
  • Inside Higher Ed reports that the trend follows the cyclical pattern of enrollment at these institutions, where economic downturns push adult students back to the classroom for retraining or specialization and recoveries take them back to the workplace.
  • Enrollment at four-year institutions that enroll a more traditional student population, not including for-profits, has held steady, according to the article.

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