NAU Sees Drop In Enrollments, Adding To National Trend

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 1:23pm
Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 2:04pm

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Madeline Snyder
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff in November 2018.

Enrollment at Northern Arizona University has dropped for the first time in nearly 15 years, which is a significant development, but not necessarily a unique one.

The national economy’s strength over nearly a decade has led fewer people to need increased education, and possibly, not as many are taking the traditional higher-education path.

Eric Kelderman, senior reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, has been covering college enrollment extensively.

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