Last spring, men made up just over 40 percent of the nation’s undergraduate students—an all-time low. The enrollment declines were especially pronounced among Black and Latino men at community colleges.
The City University of New York’s Kingsborough Community College is successfully working to stem the flow.
While the fate of young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children remains in the hands of Congress, some states are already taking steps to open doors of opportunity for them by granting in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.
More than just a helping hand, the benefits of states’ tuition equity policies are a boon to the nation.
Colleges large and small are adapting to today's demographic realities of shrinking enrollment—an issue that has only gotten worse since the start of the pandemic.
For some institutions, this means a radical transformation. That includes quickly adding programs in response to student and employer demand, better connecting academic offerings to workforce opportunities, and generally challenging a culture that resists change.