Fall 2012 college enrollments fell by 1.8%

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Enrollments dipped 1.8 percent in fall 2012, with biggest drops at for-profit and community colleges, National Student Clearinghouse data show.

Enrollments fall for first time in 15 years

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The number of students enrolled in U.S. colleges declines in 2011, the first such drop in at least 15 years. For-profit colleges lose the most.

Survey examines how prospective students use social media to research colleges

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Survey shows that prospective students use Facebook more than any other network to research colleges, and they're looking primarily to interact with current students and admissions officers.

Saint Benedict sees revenue grow while shrinking enrollment

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Saint Benedict decreased enrollment to shore up its finances, an unusual move at a time when many small colleges are considering growth.

U.S. data show rate of enrollment growth slowing in 2009-10

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Federal data show number of students in college rose by 3% in fall 2010, less than half as much as in 2009. Gender gap shrinks; for-profit colleges enrolled 11.3% of students.

Rasmussen College Proves Bigger Isn't Always Better

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With a focus on job training and steady growth, Rasmussen College may look more like a local college than a for-profit

Study: Collegiate focus on independence a disadvantage for first-gen students

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Colleges focusing on independence might be inadvertently harming first-generation students who favor collaboration, a new study contends.

Northeastern University opens branch campus in Charlotte, plans further expansion

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Northeastern opens a new graduate campus in Charlotte, N.C., and plans further expansion to other cities in tactic to reach previously untapped students.

Gazing Into Higher Ed's Future

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U.S. projects that by 2019, gender gap in college-going will widen, Latinos will lead in enrollment growth, and completions won't come close to meeting the Obama goal.

Numbers to Say No

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By tracking financial aid data, Nazareth College finds that students were as likely to enroll when their financial aid appeals were denied.


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