The New Paper

October 16, 2020

Freshman enrollment at US colleges drops 16%

Freshman enrollment at undergraduate universities in the US declined by 16% compared to last year and overall enrollment declined by 4% according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse (source). The report comes as colleges and universities grapple with how to safely reopen amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Extra: Meanwhile, enrollment at “Primarily Online Institutions” increased by 7%.

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