Sponsored by the Pearson Foundation, the Research Center’s Spring 2013 Current Term Enrollment Estimates is the first time that national estimates for spring enrollment have been available to the educational community.
The spring findings are consistent with the trend found in the Research Center’s fall report, which showed that fall 2012 enrollment declined by over 360,000 students from 2011.
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center is the first and only organization to provide the education community with real-time indicators of enrollment trends for a current term overall. The ability to monitor postsecondary enrollment trends is critical in determining the nation’s progress in meeting its education goals. It is important for state, federal, and institutional policymakers to understand and project enrollment patterns in order to make decisions about financial aid and resource allocation.
To read the full report, please click here.