Overall College Enrollment Dropping
After a six-year rise, colleges overall are experiencing their second consecutive year of decreased student enrollments. Although traditional universities experienced slight increases last year, at for-profit colleges like University of Phoenix and Strayer University had the largest enrollment drops. A major factor many contribute to the decrease is an improving economy. With more job openings that don’t require a four-year degree, some high school graduates are taking jobs in construction or manufacturing, or attending technical schools.
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