Associate Enrollment is Declining, But Not Everywhere…

Declining enrollment is an issue facing community colleges across the country. According to data provided by the National Student Clearinghouse, total enrollment in associate programs fell 10% year-over-year. We took a closer look at the enrollment data, both geographically and programmatically, and it turns out, it’s not all bad news.

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Bachelor’s Programs: What’s Hot and What’s Not?

While large programs continue to be popular among bachelor’s students, some smaller programs are experiencing healthy gains in the number of students enrolled. We analyzed Spring 2021 to 2022 enrollment data to identify bachelor’s programs with the largest gains in the number of students enrolled and those with the largest declines.

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Cinematography: A Cinderella Story?

In Spring 2022, three of the 10 bachelor’s programs with the fastest-growing enrollment were in the arts. Cinematography is highlighted as one of the fastest-growing visual and performing arts programs in enrollment for both the bachelor’s and master’s award levels.  Learn what is happening behind the scenes.

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Do You Know Your Markets for Master’s Programs?

According to the National Student Clearinghouse data, enrollment in master's programs has grown year-over-year, but on closer examination, the data is a bit more nuanced. Enrollment trends vary across programs, so it is important to look beyond national trends and dig into data specific to your market.

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Top 5 Academic Programs with High International Student Demand

Just a year ago, media pundits declared that the US was losing its place as a beacon for international students and that the demand would not recover. Fortunately, they were wrong. Gray data shows that post-COVID, international student demand is healthy, and new programs offer promising growth.

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