Cheyney Continues to Struggle With Enrollment

August 3, 2015

Cheyney University, a historically black institution in Pennsylvania, has been struggling with several years with deficits that have led the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to grant it three lines of credit. (Supporters blame inadequate state funding for the problems.) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that while many students and alumni highly value Cheyney, enrollment is dropping at a significant rate. In the fall of 2010, the university had 1,586 students, an enrollment level that fell to 1,022 last year. This fall, a 30 percent drop is expected, to 700 students. Some degree programs now have very few students. Math, for example, has only one.


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