Traditional universities show decline in applications
The trend has sparked concern in some traditional university circles where academics believe the decline is linked to factors like higher rents, travel costs and greater competition from technological universities.
Overall, college applications for traditional universities are, on average, down by 5%-6% and up by an equivalent proportion for technological universities, according to informed sources. The scale of decline is greater in some individual universities, especially those facing local competition from recently established technological universities, and smaller in areas such as Dublin.
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