College Enrollment Declines Continue | Inside Higher Ed

College enrollment in the U.S. has decreased for the eighth consecutive year. The overall decline this spring compared to last year was 1.7 percent. Community colleges saw a decline of 3.4 percent. Four-year public institutions saw a drop of 0.9 percent. Four-year private institutions bucked the trend with an increase of 3.2 percent. However, most of this increase was due to the conversion of large for-profit institutions to nonprofit status. 


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