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SuperJail Warden
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The fall 2019 postsecondary enrollment numbers have been tabulated, and the news is once again sure to concern college leaders. Overall, postsecondary enrollments decreased by 1.3% in fall 2019, a drop of more than 231,000 students from last year. That’s according to the the Fall 2019 Current Term Enrollment Estimates report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. (Institutions that submit enrollment data to the Clearinghouse account for 97% of all enrollments at Title IV, degree-granting institutions.)

For the first time this decade, the nation’s fall semester’s unduplicated enrollments dipped below 18 million, a decline of more than 2 million students since its peak in 2011.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltni … 4681ee3d95

This article was posted in December of 2019. The COVID crisis is going to cause a decline in college attendance even further. The depression the economy is in will push numbers down further. High education is kind of fucked and nothing will be done about it.

When the Great Recession hit in 2008 enrollment in higher education spiked. People were confident that things would eventually turn around and the investment was worth it. Even graduate schools experienced a bump due to professionals looking to get new skills. Now? Do people feel confident things are going to turn around? We are still in free fall at the moment and the virus just had its best day ever..

To top off all of the bad news we also need to keep in the mind that the cost of college is just going higher and higher. People were getting priced out of higher education before the economy crashed. That was a minor crisis before all of this.

So where does higher education go form here? What needs to be done? Me? I feel that we should just burn it all down.
Jay
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You do realize that we're entering a population valley, right? The millennial generation was the biggest in history, the following generation is smaller.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
SuperJail Warden
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I don't think that is correct. (APRIL 28, 2020)
Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation, according to population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. As of July 1, 2019 (the latest date for which population estimates are available), Millennials, whom we define as ages 23 to 38 in 2019, numbered 72.1 million, and Boomers (ages 55 to 73) numbered 71.6 million.
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2 … eneration/

There were so many Boomers that even though they were older they still had the most people until recently. From other sources I have found there are more Gen Z than millennial at the moment though they haven't all entered adulthood.
uziq
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the universities here are majorly fucked because their now-private income streams, since the government privatised the whole sector, is now reliant on about 20% international students (paying 3x the price). well, for the next year or two, international students are going to be way down. that's a huge chunk of budget gone. and, of course, they're all fucking leveraged up to the hilt building luxury student accommodation for said monied international students. a lot of building projects are going to be have to be shelved.

a total disaster of the politicians' and university chancellors' doing. they deserve it.
Jay
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+1,994|3926|London, England

SuperJail Warden wrote:

I don't think that is correct. (APRIL 28, 2020)
Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation, according to population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. As of July 1, 2019 (the latest date for which population estimates are available), Millennials, whom we define as ages 23 to 38 in 2019, numbered 72.1 million, and Boomers (ages 55 to 73) numbered 71.6 million.
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2 … eneration/

There were so many Boomers that even though they were older they still had the most people until recently. From other sources I have found there are more Gen Z than millennial at the moment though they haven't all entered adulthood.
Millennial parents are Boomers. Gen Z parents are Gen X. Gen X was smaller than the Boomer and Millennial generations, so Gen Z will be too.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
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A problem here is college courses are so dumbed down and simplified for asian students with piss-poor english that locals are complaining they aren't getting value for money.
The locals have to take loans to pay so I'm guessing they aren't bothering so much, and there's the demographic squeeze.

The management is greedy, my small town has three universities which have refused to merge because the chancellors couldn't agree on which of them would get culled.
Epstein didn't kill himself

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