US Undergrad Student Enrollment

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Fall 2020 Enrollment (As of Sept 24)

Enrollment picture worsens, with more colleges reporting data. Roughly one month into the fall semester, undergraduate enrollment is running 4.0 percent below last year’s level, and the upward trend for graduate enrollment has slipped to 2.7 percent. Overall postsecondary enrollment is down 3.0 percent as of September 24.

Most strikingly, first-time students are by far the biggest decline of any student group from last year (-16.1% nationwide and -22.7% at community colleges).

All student groups identified on a path of decline in the First Look report have fallen further.