Chronicle of Higher Ed includes MSUM among colleges with largest undergrad decreases
A story published in the Dec. 9, 2018 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education includes MSUM in a story about schools with the greatest percentage undergraduate enrollment declines between 2006 and 2016. Nationally, factors cited for the declines included reductions in state support and decreasing numbers of high school graduates. Pennsylvania and Minnesota were specifically identified. Context provided by MSUM to the Chronicle included a smaller pool of high school graduates while increases in graduate enrollment were also noted. The Chronicle cites a 29.4 percent change in MSUM’s undergraduate enrollment between 2006 to 2016 (6,000 to 4,235 students). During this same time, graduate enrollment climbed 77 percent (405 to 717 students).