Undergraduate Enrollment

Undergraduate enrollment decreased by 6% in the past decade, propelled by the significant decreases that occurred since 2019. Enrollment trends varied widely by sector, as all the decreases in the past decade occurred at two-year colleges, while enrollments increased at public and private four-year universities in the region.

Notes: Data are for undergraduates at two- and four-year degree-granting, Title IV-eligible, public and private nonprofit institutions. Sectors are classified according to the 2021 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Private nonprofit enrollments include two- and four-year institutions.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Fall Enrollment, 2010-2021.

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Colleen Falkenstern

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