Current Term Enrollment Estimates

Current Term Enrollment Estimates

Enrollment declines continued to worsen this spring. Total postsecondary enrollment fell to 16.2 million this spring, marking a one-year decline of 4.1 percent or 685,000 students. Enrollment declined this spring at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Following a 3.5 percent drop last spring, postsecondary institutions have lost nearly 1.3 million students since spring 2020.

COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress

COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress

As the ninth report in the series, this edition highlights notable transfer enrollment changes and student persistence post-transfer over a two-year period since the pandemic started, disaggregated by academic year, student demographic characteristics, and institution sector and selectivity.

Completing College

Completing College

The Completing College report series provides a comprehensive overview of postsecondary completion trends nationally and by state. For all students who enter postsecondary education for the first time each year, it examines the diverse pathways the student traversed toward completion, as well as a degree or certificate completion rate within six and eight years of enrolling.

COVID-19: Stay Informed

COVID-19: Stay Informed

Recognizing the urgency of COVID-19’s impact on students and institutions, the Research Center’s Stay Informed series tracks outstanding college enrollment trends in near real-time during the COVID-19 era.

Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Spring 2022 (PDF)

Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Spring 2022 (PDF) College enrollment declines appear to be worsening. Total postsecondary enrollment fell a further 4.1 percent or 685,000 students in spring 2022 following a 3.5 percent drop last spring. Continued enrollment losses...

Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Spring 2022 Appendix (XLSX)

Current Term Enrollment Estimates - Spring 2022 Appendix (XLSX) Total postsecondary enrollment fell to 16.2 million this spring, marking a one-year decline of 4.1 percent or 685,000 students. Enrollment declined this spring at both undergraduate and graduate levels....
Tracking Transfer

Tracking Transfer

The 2022 update shows that of those who began postsecondary education at a community college in fall 2015, lower-income students were nearly half as likely than their higher-income peers to have transferred to a four-year institution (25% vs. 41%) and to have attained a bachelor’s degree within six years of first entry (11% vs. 22%).

Persistence and Retention – 2022 Appendix (XLSX)

Persistence and Retention – 2022 Appendix (XLSX) The Persistence and Retention report series examines first-year persistence and retention rates for beginning postsecondary...

COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress – First Look Spring 2021 (PDF)

COVID-19: Transfer, Mobility, and Progress – First Look Spring 2021 (PDF) Transfer enrollment fell 7.9 percent from a year ago, 3.8 times the rate of drop last spring (-2.1%). Non-transfer students also declined sharply, 3.6 times the last year’s drop (-5.4% this...

Reporting of NSC Additional Data Elements (PDF)

Reporting of NSC Additional Data Elements (PDF) Since the 2008-09 academic year, the Clearinghouse has provided its participating institutions with the option to include several additional data elements in their enrollment submissions. These additional data elements...

Persistence and Retention – 2021 Appendix (XLSX)

Persistence and Retention – 2021 Appendix (XLSX) The Persistence and Retention report series examines first-year persistence and retention rates for beginning postsecondary...

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