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.
Review the Fall 2018 Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Current Term Enrollment Estimates Report Identifies Undergraduate Majors Gaining and Losing Enrollment
A look at the top 5 undergraduate majors that gained and lost enrollment according to the Current Term Enrollment Estimates Report.
6 of 10 States Seeing Largest Enrollment Declines Are in the Midwest or Northeast