The report also shows Wisconsin is the only state where education revenue for two-year colleges exceeds the amount for the state’s four-year institutions. In Wisconsin, revenue for two-year colleges is 6.4 percent higher.
Since 2011, FTE enrollment has declined for 11 straight years to 10.31 million in 2022. Between 2015 and 2020, these declines were less than 1.0% annually. In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a year-over-year decline of 3.2% in FTE enrollment, the largest decline since the start of the SHEF dataset in 1980. FTE enrollment continued to decline in 2022, marking the second largest drop in enrollment, with a decrease of 2.5%. As a result, public institutions enrolled 10,306,924 FTE students in 2022, down 11.6% from the peak in 2011, and only 0.4% above 2008 levels