Kansas’ colleges, universities continue to see downward enrollment spiral, with a few exceptions

Enrollment in Kansas’ public universities and colleges continues a worrying downward trend that started before COVID-19 but surged as more teenagers have pursued other options after high school.

Headcount enrollment, or the raw number of individual students across the Kansas Board of Regents system, decreased by 1% overall, according to the Regents’ count of students on the 20th day of classes released Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, full-time equivalent enrollment — calculated by dividing the total number of credit hours taken by 15 hours for undergraduates and 15 for graduate students — fell by a slightly lower amount of 0.9%.

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