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Student Enrollment Drops. Enrollment at colleges fell once again in the fall, according to a new report. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center released a new report which said undergraduate enrollment in fall 2021 dropped 3.1%. In total, enrollment was down by about half a million students, with declines in every sector. The drop is similar to that of the previous fall and contributes to a 6.6% decline in undergraduate enrollment since 2019, the Washington Post reports. You can read also more in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Ed Dept to Hold Negotiated Rulemaking Sessions. The U.S. Department of Education’s Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility Committee will hold negotiated rulemaking sessions this week. Information on the sessions can be found on the department website. Negotiators are expected to discuss gainful employment, reports Inside Higher Ed.
Start to Semester Disrupted by Covid. With many colleges and universities having been scheduled to return to campus, the rise is Covid-19 cases has forced many to delay in-person classes, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reports have begun to surface suggesting that the Biden administration will ask Congress for an additional Covid-19 relief package.
We publish the DC Shuttle each week Congress is in session featuring higher ed news from Washington collected by the New England Council, of which NEBHE is a member. This edition is drawn from the Higher Education Update in the Council’s Weekly Washington Report of Jan. 18, 2022. For more information, please visit: www.newenglandcouncil.com.