Overview

In the current term (spring 2013), enrollments have decreased, compared to the previous spring, in every sector except four-year private nonprofits, with the largest decreases taking place among four-year for-profits (-8.7 percent) and two-year publics (-3.6 percent).

This report is the second in a series of current term enrollment estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, to be published every December and May. It includes national enrollment estimates as well as subtotals by institutional sector, region, enrollment intensity, age group, and gender. As of spring 2013, institutions actively submitting enrollment data to the Clearinghouse account for 95 percent of all Title IV, degree-granting enrollments in the nation. Most institutions submit enrollment data to the Clearinghouse several times per term, resulting in highly current data. Moreover, since the Clearinghouse collects data from institutions at the student level, the data also allow the reporting of unduplicated headcounts, avoiding double-counting of students who are concurrently enrolled in more than one institution.


The Current Term Enrollment Estimates report was made possible through the generous support of the Pearson Foundation.