Enrollment at public Massachusetts colleges and universities has dropped for the third consecutive year after reaching a peak in 2013.
Public undergraduate enrollment decreased by 5.5% since 2013 following more than a decade of growth. Similar trends in enrollment are occurring across the country, with the Northeast and Midwest projected to have the biggest declines in high school graduates over the coming years.
However, black and Hispanic students are increasingly making up a larger share of the state's high school population, and putting these students on the path to college could make up for overall enrollment declines (Williams, Daily Commercial News, 12/7).
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