State Universities in Pennsylvania See Largest Drop in Enrollment in Decades
Maybe these schools should just hire more diversity administrators. Surely, that will fix the problem.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports:
Pa. State System university enrollment craters to lowest level in over 30 years
Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities lost another 5,000-plus students this fall, dropping total head count enrollment below 89,000 — a level not seen in three-plus decades, dating nearly to the system’s founding — according to just released data Monday.
The 5.4% downturn and anticipated loss of more than $36 million in tuition revenue is likely to further complicate efforts to redesign the State System of Higher Education and merge six of its universities — California, Clarion and Edinboro in the west, plus Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield in the northeast — into two institutions.
However, the drop from a year ago to a degree was anticipated — at least internally. While not offering a number, State System leaders, including Chancellor…