College Enrollment Declines – Second Year in a Row

The Census Bureau reports that college enrollment in the United States has declined again this year, marking it a second year in a row that a drop of this magnitude has been recorded.

Additionally, the report is showing that the two-year drop was larger than any college enrollment drop before the recession. The Census Bureau has been recording and collecting data on college enrollment since 1966.

Interestingly, business trends directly effect college enrollment statistics. A large portion of the decline took place in two-year institutions more commonly known as community or junior colleges.

The statistics provide information by race, income, type of college, employment status, age, sex, foreign-born percentage, full or part time, private/public school, as well as vocational course enrollment.