Enrollment

National enrollments decline for sixth straight year, but at slower rate

College enrollments in the U.S. decline for a sixth straight year -- although at a slower rate -- while the bachelor's degree got more popular.

Number of colleges and universities drops sharply amid economic turmoil

The number of colleges and universities eligible to award federal financial aid dropped by 5.6 percent in 2016-17. The vast majority of disappearing institutions were for-profit colleges, but more than 30 private nonprofits were among them.

Report finds growth but volatility in online education market

Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds.

National completion gap by race one-third larger than average gap at institutions

Black students graduate, on average, at a rate 22 percentage points lower than white students. Closing that gap will require individual institutions to improve completion rates and highly selective colleges to enroll more black students, a new report says.

Zenith Education gets a new leader, $250 million as it seeks to turn around former Corinthian programs

Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.

New California budget increases higher education funding, on one condition

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To receive portions of the money allocated to them in the new state budget, California's public universities will need to admit more in-state students.

Paper challenges accuracy of Delta Cost Project data

For researchers, the Delta Cost Project is the premier database for measuring higher education finance. But the way the data are organized can be misleading, a new paper argues.

Improved economy leads to enrollment dips among two-year and for-profit colleges

Student enrollment numbers are down at two-year colleges and four-year for-profit institutions, according to a new National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report. 

Colleges that miss enrollment targets step up their summer recruitment

What happens after tuition-dependent private colleges miss their enrollment goals? Depends on the campus.

New data show slowing national enrollment decline

National enrollment slide slows, but community colleges and for-profits continue to lose students, with differences among age groups.

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