US campuses invest in expansion to lure top students

December 18, 2007

According to College Planning & Management, $15 billion worth of building was completed by US colleges and universities in 2006 -- a 260% increase compared to 1997.  University enrolments increased 24% over 1995 numbers, and a further 13% enrolment increase is anticipated by 2015.  Universities are competing to attract as many highly qualified applicants as possible, adding new facilities and services with abandon to win the applications of bright young minds.