Did NYU’s medical school move to free tuition last fall impact enrollment?
Reported by Inside Higher Ed, the answer is a big whopping yes, with applications increased by 47%, including a 102% increase from underrepresented groups.
The takeaway? Future debt fears are very real scare factors for students – especially for low-income students and families. As more opportunities arise for higher ed to move away from a student debt-funded tuition model toward other employer-funded or philanthropic-funded models, true access to underrepresented groups may become more and more of a reality.
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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