Why for-profit college enrollment has increased during COVID-19

By: | November 18, 2020

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., many experts warned that America’s colleges and universities could be devastated. Some of them predicted enrollment declines of up to 20%.

So far, those initial forecasts were worse than what has actually taken place. One month into the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year, overall enrollment was only 3% lower than at the same time a year earlier.

One kind of school, however, is faring better: for-profit colleges. Their average enrollment is up by 3%. In contrast, at public and private nonprofit four-year universities, enrollment fell by about 1.4% and 2%, respectively.

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