October 15, 2008

Community, public college enrollment up due to bad economy

Posted in Student Loan News at 11:56 AM by Joe From Boston

In what is probably not a surprise to anyone trying to pay for college at the moment, the Boston Globe is reporting that:

“Undergraduate enrollment at [Massachusett’s] public universities and colleges climbed more than 4 percent this fall as a slumping economy sent thousands of students searching for lower tuition costs.”

Enrollment is up 7% over last fall, reaching an all-tiome high of 176,314.

“Community colleges saw the greatest surge, with enrollment at the 15 two-year schools rising more than 5 percent. The increase continues a decade-long climb, with overall enrollment rising 30 percent over that time.”

Ironically, the schools are facing a major budget cut (along with nearly every other state department) as Gov. Deval Patrick scrambles to balance the budget and keep the state solvent.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: