We’re expected to arrive at the demographic cliff – a steep drop off in college-aged students in the United States – in four or five years. That cliff, caused by the “birth dearth” that started in 2008, will lead to a corresponding decline in college enrollments.
All regions of the United States will be impacted; however, the population declines will be uneven, varying by state and institution type.
What does this mean for your institution?
Using public data and our analytics, we assessed how first-time student enrollments will be impacted by the expected population declines at more than 450 U.S. institutions. This report explains how substantially the upcoming demographic cliff and geographic realities will influence your enrollment.
Our research and growth rate forecasts will help higher ed leaders imagine future enrollment classes and, if necessary, guide them to adjust their recruitment and retention strategies.