Indiana’s economy will fall off higher ed enrollment cliff. Did state set itself up to fail?

While high schools across Indiana are educating more students than they have in the past two decades, the state’s college enrollment is at its lowest in recent history. To many, such as the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, this leads to only one conclusion: Hoosier kids are no longer pursuing college degrees.

One local economist disagrees. Hoosiers are still attending college — just not in Indiana. And this will have huge, decades-long consequences for the state’s economy.

The higher education enrollment cliff — a common prediction that the number of college students will plummet by more than 15% beginning in 2025 — has already begun across the nation.

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