Overall enrollment in higher education fell by 1.5 percent in fall 2013, marking the second consecutive year of decline, the National Student Clearinghouse estimated Thursday in a report. Enrollments edged up over fall 2012 at four-year private and public institutions, by 1.3 and 0.3 percent, respectively, but dropped by 3.1 and 9.7 percent at community colleges and four-year for-profit institutions, the clearinghouse report said. No region gained students in year-over-year numbers, but the Midwest (-2.6 percent) suffered most with the other regions dipping by less than a percentage point.
The report also provides data on enrollments by state and gender, among other counts.
- Number of for-profit colleges declines as enrollments wither
- Data show increasing pace of college enrollment declines
- Fall 2012 college enrollments fell by 1.8%
- Clearinghouse study finds declining student persistence rates
- New data show slowing national enrollment decline
- Improved economy leads to enrollment dips among two-year and for-profit colleges
- Analysis of distance education enrollments challenges myths about the medium
- Enrollment numbers grew during recession but graduation rates slipped
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