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The report covers more than 50.5% of colleges and universities in the United States, with a total of 8.4 million registered students.
The results show that in the fall semester of this year, the number of undergraduate enrollment in American colleges and universities decreased by 3.2%. Superimposed on the decline of the previous year, the enrollment rate has decreased by 6.5% in two years since the fall semester of 2019.
Compared with the downward trend of undergraduate enrollment rate, the enrollment rate of graduate students in American colleges and universities has increased rather than decreased this year. In the fall semester of this year, the enrollment rate of graduate students increased by 2.1%, superimposing the increase during 2019-2021, and the total enrollment rate increased by 5.3%.
Doug Shapiro, executive director of nscrc, said:
In the one and a half years since the outbreak of the epidemic, we have seen a sharp decline in the number of undergraduate students in Colleges and universities in the United States. The community college is still the most seriously affected. Since the autumn semester of 2019, the total number of students enrolled in community colleges has dropped to 14.1%.
It can be seen that considering the different types of schools, the change of undergraduate enrollment rate is also different.
Types of institutions
According to the data, the undergraduate enrollment rate of colleges and universities in the United States varies according to the type of colleges and universities, including:
Enrollment in public two-year universities fell by 5.6%, down from 9% last autumn.
Enrollment in public four-year universities decreased by 2.3%, expanding from 0.8% last autumn. (it is worth noting that the enrollment rate of public institutions with high degree of selection and allocation increased by 1%, while the enrollment rate of other public universities decreased by 5.2%)
The enrollment rate of private for-profit four-year universities fell sharply by 12.7%, down 0.3% from the same period last year. (however, the report only investigates 40% of such colleges and universities, and the data is slightly insufficient for reference)
Compared with last year, the enrollment rate of institutions dominated by online education showed a sharp reversal. Undergraduate and graduate enrollment rates decreased by 5.4% and 13.6% respectively, offsetting the increase of 8.6% last year.
The enrollment rate of non-profit private four-year universities fell slightly by 0.7%. Similar to the situation of public universities, the undergraduate enrollment rate of top private non-profit four-year universities increased by 4.3%, while that of other non-profit private four-year universities decreased by 1.8% – 2.5% over the same period last year.
Freshman enrollment rate
Among the colleges and universities interviewed: the number of freshmen decreased by 3.1% this autumn, much lower than last year’s 9.5%. As last year, community universities again saw a sharp decline of 6.1% this year, 20.8% less than the freshmen classes in 2019, and an overall decline of 25.2%.
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