NYU’s Medical School Move to Free Tuition Impacted Underrepresented Groups Most

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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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.