Our final look at fall 2021 enrollment shows undergraduates continuing to sit out in droves as colleges navigate yet another year of COVID-19.
COVID-19’s impact on colleges and universities nationwide is solidifying, according to research by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Review the Spring 2021 Current Term Enrollment Estimates Report, which provides national enrollment estimates by institutional sector, enrollment intensity, age group, gender, major field as well as state-level enrollment estimates.
Doug Shapiro, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, discusses the state of higher education amid the pandemic, specifically the effect of the pandemic on college access for students, and the future of the higher education in 2021 and beyond.
During December, the Research Center delivered four very important reports to benefit colleges, universities, high schools, and policy leaders about fall 2020 enrollment trends throughout the nation.
The new report, A COVID-19 Supplement to Spring 2020 Current Term Enrollment Estimates, serves as a first look at the effects of COVID-19 on postsecondary enrollments, compared to spring 2018 and spring 2019, as the baselines.
The Spring 2020 Current Term Enrollment Estimates report provides enrollment declines and increases for each state and the District of Columbia from 2018 to 2020.
In fall 2019, overall postsecondary enrollments decreased 1.3 percent or more than 231,000 students from the previous fall to 17.9 million students.
Spring 2019 Current Term Enrollment Estimates Report Lists Top Undergraduate Majors Gaining Enrollment and Most Popular Majors
For spring 2019, here are the top undergraduate majors gaining enrollment at four-year and two-year institutions.
In spring 2019, overall postsecondary enrollments decreased 1.7 percent or nearly 300,000 students from the previous spring.