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Undergraduate enrollment climbs for first time since the pandemic, despite freshmen drop-off

While this is the first time overall undergraduate enrollment is up post-pandemic, public and private nonprofit four-year institutions seeking freshmen students must take this data with a grain of salt, according to preliminary data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Stay in school! Rate of first-year students persisting rivals pre-pandemic

National Student Clearinghouse found first-year students have a 67.2% retention rate, besting pre-pandemic averages. NSCRC defines retention as students who remain at a given institution for their second year instead of transferring, which counts toward persistence.

How one flaw exposed the data of countless students and educators

At least 33 data breaches have been disclosed so far, affecting more than 17.5 million people 200 organizations, many of them colleges, universities and related organizations.

Report: International graduate student enrollment booms by 100% since the pandemic

From fall 2020 to fall 2022, India's enrollment has increased by 452%, and their number of students now surpasses China by almost 10,000.

Spring report: Non-credential programs drive enrollment as bachelor’s, postgrad falter

Since Spring 2020, non-degree offerings at for-profit colleges have exploded by 115%, contributing to the sector's third consecutive year of positive enrollment growth.

Men are falling behind in higher ed and the trend may not be letting up

Reports by National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and YouthTruth suggest that male enrollment has declined faster than women for the past five years and only 57% of young men graduating high school in 2023 expect to go to college.

Over half of all transfer applicants hail from the country’s wealthiest zip codes

"Our findings suggest that the transfer application process reflects the inequitable state of higher education," wrote the authors of the Common App transfer report.

The end of an era: Another long-established college closes due to financial problems

The historic, 181-year-old school could not outpace its costs despite recent enrollment growth.

Undergrad credential earners fall 1.6 percent for the first time in a decade

First-time undergraduate earners made up 86% of the 58,800 drop in total credential earners, which "marks the largest decline in first-time graduates since 2012-13," according to the report.

How Vermont is winning the fight against falling enrollment

Dedicated to embracing an evolving higher education landscape that's cost-effective, career-minded and digitally native, Vermont has begun to revitalize its once-flailling student body. Two big initiatives pushing this change are recent school mergers and a powerful free community college pipeline.

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