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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Undergraduate Enrollment Plummets 727,000 (4.9%); Graduate Enrollment Rises 124,000 (4.6%)

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Spring 2021 Enrollment Estimates:

Higher education enrollment fell to new lows this spring, showing the persistent impact of COVID-19 related disruptions. Overall spring enrollment fell to 16.9 million from 17.5 million, marking a one-year decline of 3.5 percent or 603,000 students, seven times worse than the decline a year earlier. Undergraduate students accounted for all of the decline, with a 4.9 percent drop or 727,000 students. In contrast, graduate enrollment jumped by 4.6 percent, adding more than 124,000 students.

Chronicle of Higher Education, Spring Enrollment’s Final Count Is In. Colleges Lost 600,000 Students.:

Chronicle Undergrad v Grad

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Spring 2021 Enrollment Estimates:

Enrollment among male students continued to fall more steeply than female students (400,000 fewer male students and 203,000 fewer female students compared with last spring).

Inside Higher Ed, Spring Enrollment Takes a Plunge

NPR, Spring Numbers Show 'Dramatic' Drop In College Enrollment

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