Special Report: Tuition spikes send higher education enrollment tumbling

A startling decline in U.S. college enrollment reflects growing doubts about the value of a degree at a time when tuition is surging, grads are strapped with crushing student loan debt and financial aid awards are shrinking.

The number of Americans enrolled in colleges and universities has dropped every year since 2011, to a low of 19.1 million in 2015, the most recent year tallied, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

That’s a full 1.2 million fewer students than were enrolled in 2011.

 

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