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A Worrisome Trend for Higher Education: Declining Enrollments

By Jane S. Shaw ● The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ● 07/06/2018


A specter is haunting higher education—the specter of declining enrollments. University and college enrollment has fallen nearly 9 percent since 2011, according to the National Student Clearinghouse, and no one is exactly sure why.