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Closing the College Participation Gap


Current Term Enrollment Estimates Spring 2015 - In spring 2015, overall postsecondary enrollments decreased 1.9 percent from the previous spring. Enrollments decreased among four-year for-profit institutions 4.9 percent, two-year public institutions 3.9 percent and four-year private nonprofits .2 percent. Enrollments increased slightly at four-year public institutions. (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, May 2015)...

SHEF: FY 2014 State Higher Education Finance - The Great Recession cut state revenue and ended the growth in state and local support for higher education achieved between 2004 and 2008, according to this annual report on higher education finance. In 2014, for the second year in a row, state and local support for higher education increased, but still was below 2008-2011 levels. Enrollment at public institutions increased over the past 25 years, but has declined in each of the last three years. (SHEEO, April 2015)...

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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