A quick glance at enrollment trends across American higher education doesn’t offer nearly as much fuel for optimism as it might have a decade ago. Those of us at nonprofit four-year colleges and universities may have (at least quietly) welcomed the precipitous enrollment drop in the for-profit sector, but lately we find ourselves trending in the same direction.
Although the downturn is not as pronounced, enrollments across the nonprofit sector (including at two-year colleges) have been gradually declining in recent years, and there’s little to suggest that trend will reverse itself anytime soon. Put simply, everyone’s fighting for a piece of the same shrinking pie.
[ Read the original article at The Chronicle of Higher Education. ]
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