Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Oct 19, 2019 15:59:05 GMT -5
.... The university’s acceptance rate was over 85% five years ago, almost 10 percentage points higher than this year’s 76.3%. .... The NSC Research Center reported a 2.6% drop in enrollment for Pennsylvania colleges and universities from spring 2018 to spring 2019, according to Mikyung Ryu, director of research publications at the NSC Research Center.
Ryu said the drop can be attributed to a lower high school graduation rate nationwide.
“People are not having babies at the same rate, and the immigration population is not growing at the same pace,” Ryu said. “It’s multiple factors combined.”
According to both Ryu and Pellegrino, while the population of 18 year olds is declining nationally, that decline is most significant in the northeast and midwest, and in Pennsylvania, in particular.