How one US university plans to move forward by cutting undergrad enrolments by 20%

July 19, 2019

While many US universities are struggling to maintain or increase their enrolments, George Washington University is pursuing the growing trend of “right-sizing” by cutting its undergraduate student body by 20% over the next five years. The Chronicle reports that the move will effectively reverse the effects of the school’s recruitment push over the past half-decade. “Our intention is to continue to improve everything we do at GW by being even more focused on quality and less focused on quantity,” said school President Thomas J LeBlanc. The president added that the move comes after many institutional stakeholders expressed concern that the school’s recent expansion had pushed its staff and facilities to the point that quality of education might be adversely impacted. Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription Required) (International)