Friday, May 15, 2009

Applications up, but enrollment may not follow

The Lane Report finds that
With the job market buffeted by economic tempests the past year, record numbers of students are applying to many Kentucky four-year colleges and universities for the fall. Larger enrollment often occurs during recessions, but some admissions directors are casting a wary eye at the numbers.

The question is whether application figures are being driven up by students applying at multiple schools. Also, in the current economy they may be shopping around for as much financial help as they can get, and looking at colleges closer to home.
Check out the full article, with a rich picture of state growth and challenges, here.

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