US PSE enrolment fell by almost half a million students in 2012

September 4, 2013

University and college enrolment in the US declined by nearly half a million students in 2012 compared to the year before, according to new data from the US Census Bureau. A decrease of 419,000 students aged 25 and older is responsible for the majority of the overall decline, while enrolment among younger students dropped by about a tenth of that rate. The waning enrolment follows an overall enrolment increase of 3.2 million students from 2006 to 2011. The New York Times in July reported a 2% drop in spring enrolment in 2013. NBC