Spring undergraduate enrollment is down 5.9% compared to the same time last year, according to the latest research by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. This is the steepest decline in undergraduate enrollment since the beginning of the pandemic.
For this spring, COVID-19 accelerated the decline in transfer particularly for White and Black students, male students, and traditional college-age students.
The pandemic disproportionately affected graduates of low-income, high-poverty, and high-minority high schools, with their enrollments dropping more steeply than their more advantaged counterparts.
Spring enrollment appears to be showing the same level of enrollment losses overall as the fall 2020 trend, according to the latest data by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
During Women’s History Month, we honor several women trailblazers who fought to expand access to higher education.
New report shows a looming completion challenge for community college students, as evidenced by the lowest number of associate degree earners in years.
This year, with the deepest commitment we can make, we will further enable learners, institutions, and enterprises to move forward and rebuild in 2021.
The Clearinghouse is inviting colleges and universities to participate in a pilot project to assess how data and insights may help re-enroll former students.
Dates released for the next Stay Informed with the Latest Enrollment Information and COVID-19 Transfer, Mobility, and Progress Report.
States can leverage existing tools and resources, like StudentTracker for High Schools, to minimize the burden of gathering and reporting this data.