Colleges seeing rapid decline in enrollment |

Colleges seeing rapid decline in enrollment

NBC News
Updated: May 02, 2022 01:06 PM
Created: May 02, 2022 12:00 PM

Students are taking different paths - like gap years - which is affecting college enrollment numbers nationally.

Research shows a dramatic decline of nearly one million students in colleges nationwide. Almost double the number in 2019 before the start of the pandemic.

Community colleges are being hit the hardest, with a 13% drop off from pre-pandemic enrollment levels.

Researchers say that’s concerning, because it's the most affordable college opportunity for many students and a way out of poverty.

They also point out the decline is more widespread than ever before.

Now it's across the board at two-year and four-year colleges.

Learn why experts say it may not just be about the pandemic anymore, by watching the video.

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