Enrollment: a Moving Target for Many Colleges

Central Michigan U.

"It's beautiful around here," says an official at Central Michigan U. (above), but, he points out, it's a long drive from neighboring states. The university missed its enrollment goal this year.
October 15, 2013

Earlier this year, people who worked at colleges would tell you that there was a palpable nervousness about this fall—a sense that amid an unsteady economy and questions in the popular press about the value of college, bringing in students was…

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