Value of college degrees in question as US enrolment falls again

From Times Higher Education: “US undergraduate enrolment declined nearly 5 per cent in the spring semester … The annual compilation by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center showed enrolment gains in job-oriented studies, but contractions in most other areas, with especially large reductions among black students. ‘The declines are becoming much more widespread’ across four-year institutions after primarily affecting two-year colleges early in the Covid outbreak, said the centre’s executive director, Doug Shapiro. ‘There is a broader questioning of the value of college, and particularly the concerns about student debt and paying for college and the potential labour market returns.’”

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