NEWS BRIEFS: College Enrollment Down with Male Declines Leading the Way

FROM PEW RESEARCH: “College enrollment among young Americans has declined gradually over the past decade. In 2022, the total number of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in college was down by approximately 1.2 million from its peak in 2011.

Bar chart showing that the share of 18- to 24-year-old college students who are men has declined since 2011, driven by a decrease at 4-year colleges

Most of the decline is due to fewer young men pursuing college. About 1 million fewer young men are in college, but only 0.2 million fewer young women. As a result, men make up 44% of young college students today, down from 47% in 2011, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau data.” Read the full report here.

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