College Enrollment Declines. Again
For the fourth straight year, national college enrollment numbers have taken a dip. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released the updated Fall 2015 report in December 2015, reflecting an aggregate 1.7 percent decline over the previous year.
Four-year-for-profit institutions felt the biggest decline, a whopping 13.7 percent, followed by two-year public colleges reporting 2.4 percent fewer students. According to the report, the biggest behavior shift driving the decline in 2015 was students over the age of 24 leaving the higher education system. Check out the full report, which includes interesting views of the enrollment numbers here.