Fall 2020 Enrollment Scenarios, Part 1: Traditional-Aged Undergraduates

As colleges and universities nationwide contemplate the possibility of a pandemic-induced online fall semester, Eduventures is preparing a series of insight briefings on enrollment scenarios, each focused on a particular type of student.

Here we will weigh the variables on which fall 2020 will turn starting with traditional-aged, domestic undergraduates at four-year schools. Future pieces will look at domestic adult undergraduates, domestic graduate students, community colleges and international students.

So, starting with this cohort, representing more than a third of all college enrollment, what should higher education leaders expect and what can they do to improve the situation?

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