“College enrollment in the U.S. has decreased for the eighth consecutive year, according to new data released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “The report covers 97 percent of enrollments at degree-granting postsecondary institutions that are eligible to receive federal financial aid.”
You can read the entire NSCRC report here.
“Alaska, Florida, Illinois, North Dakota, Hawaii and Kansas had the largest percentage declines,” the Inside Higher Ed article notes.
North Dakota saw a 4.5 percent drop in enrollment from Spring 2018 to Spring 2019, going from 48,358 students to 46,172. It’s a more than 6 percent drop since Spring 2017.