Enrollments Slipped This Fall, With For-Profit Sector Hit Hardest

Enrollments at American colleges slid slightly this fall as institutions faced a shrinking pool of high-school graduates at the same time that a slowly expanding economy was luring older students back to work, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported on Thursday.

Over all, enrollment dropped 1.5 percent in the fall of 2013, compared to the previous fall, after slipping 1.8 percent