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U.S. Graduation Rates Decline Slightly
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that total enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities fell for the first time since 1996.

U.S. Undergraduate Enrollment Predicted to Reach Nearly 21M by 2021
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that undergraduate enrollment in the United States grew from 13.2 million to 18.1 million between 2000 and 2010, an increase of nearly 40 percent, and predicts that enrollment will reach 20.6 million in 2021.

More Students Claim Two or More Alma Maters
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent study reports that more U.S. students are attending multiple institutions, with some transferring as many as three times, before earning a postsecondary degree.

Report Reveals Shift in U.S. Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that undergraduate enrollment at colleges and universities in the United States increased by almost 5 million students during the last 10 years; nearly 30 percent of this increase occurred at private for-profit institutions.

Parental Education May Determine Children's College Attendance
Article,  BriefCASE Article Two new studies of Canadian youth reveal that a parent's education has a greater positive impact on whether a son or daughter will attend college or university than family income.

Parents Continue to Hover, Especially in Admissions Process
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new survey reveals that nearly 80 percent of college admissions officers say parents are more involved than ever in the process due to growing competition and application costs.

Record Rate of High School Grads Entering Colleges, Universities
Article,  BriefCASE Article A Pew Research Center report shows that freshman enrollment in the United States grew 6 percent in 2008 to a record 2.6 million due primarily to an increase in minority student enrollment.

Enrollment at Two-Year Institutions in U.S. Hits Record High
Article,  BriefCASE Article Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal that the proportion of 18- to 24-year olds attending higher education institutions has hit an all-time high due to a surge in enrollments at two-year institutions.

More Canadian Students Consider Graduate School
Article,  BriefCASE Article In a related article, a new survey reports that 9 out of 10 Canadian university students are concerned about the recession and that some are now considering graduate school or a second degree due to career and financial worries.

Growth in U.S. Graduate Enrollment Driven by Domestic Students
Article,  BriefCASE Article Increasing global competition and recognition of the value of a graduate education, especially in today’s economy, has resulted in larger annual growth in the percentage of domestic students enrolling in U.S. graduate schools than international students for the first time in four years.

College Fit More Important than Cost to High-Achieving Seniors
Article,  BriefCASE Article Despite an uncertain economy, college-bound high school students in the United States still seek “the right fit” over lower cost when it comes to selecting a college.

Down Economy Having Little Impact on Enrollment at Private Institutions
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recent survey finds that most U.S. private colleges and universities expect to maintain or slightly increase enrollment numbers this fall.

Explosive Growth Reported in Global Higher Ed Enrollment
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report reveals that the number of students pursuing tertiary or higher education has “skyrocketed.”

Australia Announces "Bold Plan" in Higher Education
Article,  BriefCASE Article The Australian government has announced a new plan to boost the number of Australians aged 25 to 34 with bachelor’s degrees from 32 to 40 percent of the population during the next 15 years.

U.S. Falling Behind in College Enrollment, Completion
Article,  BriefCASE Article A new report says that economic pressures and decreased high school graduation rates continue to take a toll on higher education enrollment and completion in the United States.