College enrolment drops, even as the pandemic’s effects ebb
The latest college enrolment figures released on Thursday 26 May by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center indicated that 662,000 fewer students enrolled in undergraduate programmes in spring 2022 than a year earlier, a decline of 4.7%. Graduate and professional student enrolment, which had been a bright spot during the pandemic, also declined 1% from last year.
Doug Shapiro, the centre’s executive director, suggested that the numbers and the breadth of the declines indicate an underlying change, as students question whether college is the ticket to the middle class and a good-paying job.
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