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.’”View the full article from Times Higher Education. [Subscription required.]
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