Online Learning Update

May 26, 2020

Another pandemic-related threat to universities: falling numbers of graduate students

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

MATT KRUPNICK, Hechinger Report

Even before the new threats, some schools’ graduate enrollment — and revenue — was dropping.  Until recently, graduate students had generally remained a bright spot in higher education, continuing to show up at colleges and universities and helping institutions balance their books even as undergraduate enrollment dramatically declined. But even before the pandemic, there were signs that the once-reliable flow of graduate students and the money they bring with them was beginning to slow. And now, when that money may be needed most, school leaders and researchers fear that these numbers could plummet.

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