Why is enrollment such a challenge for colleges like Cardinal Stritch? A higher ed data expert explains

From WUWM: “Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee’s north shore suburbs is closing after an 86-year run. The news of Stritch’s closure came as a shock to students and alumni. But for those following college enrollment trends, it’s not as much of a surprise. Nate Johnson studies higher education data as principal consultant at Postsecondary Analytics … ‘A lot of smaller institutions, especially private ones that don’t have a lot of support either from state governments or big endowments are struggling to keep up as underlying demographic trends trend downward,’ Johnson says. ‘We’re becoming an older country. Often it’s those smaller institutions that really struggle to balance the books at this point.’”

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