Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Where Did All the Students Go? Five Views On The Great Enrollment Crash

Following up on my previous post, The Great Enrollment Crash:  Chronicle of Higher Education, Where Did All the Students Go?: Five Views On The Great Enrollment Crash:

Higher education has fully entered a new structural reality,” argues Bill Conley, vice president for enrollment management at Bucknell University, in a recent essay in The Chronicle Review. When Bucknell failed to hit its enrollment goals this spring, it wasn’t alone — National Association for College Admission Counseling data show a large increase in the number of colleges still soliciting applications after the May 1 deadline. “Up and down the selectivity ladder, especially among private colleges,” Conley writes, “yield models had been invalidated by a sea change in student college-choice behavior.”

We reached out to five leaders in enrollment from across the country and asked them: What does the enrollment crash look like to you? Here’s what they told us.

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Maybe kids are on a fast track to real world experience with our fairly booming economy and record low unemployment (including historically disadvantaged people and everybody)?

The next day's post on the "sad history of American business schools" suggests they're more about waiting out a bad economy than learning higher values anyway...

Posted by: Anand Desai | Oct 12, 2019 8:19:50 AM