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Closing the College Participation Gap

Current Term Enrollment Estimates, Fall 2014 - At a time when policymakers are trying to ratchet up the number of college graduates, university enrollment continued to drop this fall, led by private, for-profit colleges. Overall, the decrease was about 1.3 percent from a year ago and included two-year colleges; part of their slide occurred because some were reclassified as four-year institutions. (National Student Clearinghouse, December 2014)...

Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2013; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2013; and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2013: First Look - Where does tuition money go? In FY 2013, public four-year institutions and administrative offices received about 21 percent of revenues from tuition and fees. For private nonprofits, that was 32 percent and for private for-profits, 91 percent. In the fall of 2013, 17.9 million undergraduate students and 2.9 million graduate students were enrolled, most in four-year institutions.(Scott A. Ginder, Janice E. Kelly-Reid and Farrah B. Mann, National Center for Education Statistics, October 2014)...

Graduate Enrollment and Degrees - This report provides information about applications for admission to graduate school, first-time and total graduate student enrollment, and graduate degrees and certificates conferred.(Kenneth Redd, Council of Graduate Schools, Office of Research and Policy Analysis, November 2013)...

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