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Higher education saw a 2.7% drop in enrollment – Jacksonville Journal-Courier



Students in class at a higher education institution in the Hanover region of Germany. (Photo by Moritz Frankenberg/picture alliance via Getty Images)
In 2021, higher education enrollment fell 2.7% in the fall, following a 2.5% drop in 2020. Continued enrollment losses in the pandemic represent a total two-year decline of 5.1% or 938,000 students since the fall of 2019, according to a report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Undergraduate enrollment fell by 3.1% or 465,300 students over 2020. Every institution sector saw undergraduate enrollment drops, with the largest numerical drops at public four-year institutions (down 3.8% or 251,400 students) and the steepest decline in percentage was at private for-profit four-year universities (down 11.1% or 65,500 students). 
Community colleges saw smaller enrollment drops (down 3.4% or 161,800 students) than the previous fall, but the number of associate degree-seeking students enrolled at four-year institutions dropped much more steeply compared to the previous year (down 11% at public four-year, 6.2% at private nonprofit four-year and 11.9% at private for-profit four-year institutions).
Freshman enrollment stabilized overall following a precipitous decline in fall 2020, up about 0.4% or 8,100 students, primarily driven by freshmen number increases in private nonprofit four-year colleges. However, far from recovering from last year’s drop, the nation’s fall 2021 freshman class was 9.2% smaller (or 213,400 fewer students) compared to pre-pandemic levels in fall 2019.
The fall 2021 report provides estimated postsecondary enrollment numbers based on the “Clearinghouse universe” of institutions, after accounting for data coverage rates, according to the report.
This fall, larger differences appeared between the year-over-year percentage changes reported in the two series compared to the year before. These variances are primarily due to a larger number of institutions that submitted data eligible for the CTEE report. Some of the added institutions had atypical enrollment changes from 2020 to 2021.
Shepard Price has a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Texas and lives in St. Louis. They have been in journalism for more than four years.



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