As college enrollment levels off, campuses can re-evaluate service

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The enrollment slide recorded at some area colleges and universities is part of what looks like a nationwide trend. After several years of scrambling to accommodate booming admissions, it’s also an opportunity to regroup and focus on the right formula for serving students.

Ivy Tech, IPFW and most other northeast Indiana campuses saw slight decreases or increases in enrollment. Only Indiana Tech saw a major increase this fall, according to Monday’s report by The Journal Gazette’s Julie Crothers.

Nationwide, the drop-off began last year, with Census Bureau figures showing 467,000 fewer students enrolled in higher education.

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