Highlights from Higher Ed: Attrition and HS Graduate Decreases

20%

That’s how many students leave college without a degree although they’ve completed 75% of the credits required to receive it, according to a new analysis from Civitas Learning. The study is based on data from 52 two- and four-year universities that use Civitas tools and represent more than 300,000 degree-seeking students.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

12%

That’s how much the number of high school graduates are expected to drop in Ohio by 2031. Because of this decrease in college-bound students, public higher ed institutions in Ohio have to find new strategies to keep enrollment stable.

Source: KentWired.com

$3,375

That’s the total cost for an adult student to take three classes at Columbia College in Missouri as part of a new tuition plan called “Truition.” The program is meant to give students who are also balancing a job an easier way to afford their education.

Source: KOMU.com

14,000

That’s how many fewer students enrolled at Virginia’s Tidewater Community College in 2016 compared to 2011, an epidemic affecting community colleges across Virginia and the United States as a whole. On the other hand, the rate of decline at U.S. community colleges has slowed in recent years, according to enrollment estimates for the current term from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

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