Are the 20% enrollment drop fears behind us?

Are the 20% enrollment drop fears behind us?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, regional public university enrollment projections have leveled out. For instance, the University of Florida is only down 1% in paid deposits same time last year. While this doesn’t guarantee that there won’t be a surge of pull-outs right before the fall term starts, currently, the only large and evident deficit across public university enrollments is from its international enrollment.

The takeaway? While private college projections aren’t quite so rosy, the big enrollment drop-off may not fully come to fruition. But there’s still a whole lot of potential melt time left to play, not “wait and see”, but “hurry and persuade”.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.