Students' Characteristics Haven't Changed Much, but Attitudes Have

Students' Characteristics Haven't Changed Much, but Attitudes Have 1

Stuart Bradford for The Chronicle

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Stuart Bradford for The Chronicle

For student demographics, 2010 seemed to be the year of holding steady. Despite dire predictions, enrollments remained strong. And reported graduation rates didn't budge. Most of the changes weren't headliners.

That's due in part to the fact that many of the major studies of student demographics—including the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study and the high-school-graduate projections by the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education—are dated but weren't