College students predicted to fall by more than 15% after the year 2025

The Hechinger Report

Only a handful of states, colored in blue, are predicted to see an increase in the number of students attending regional four-year colleges and universities between 2012 and 2029. But student demand is expected to grow for the nation’s most elite colleges and universities between 2012 and 2029. “When the financial crisis hit in 2008, young people viewed that economic uncertainty as a cause for reducing fertility,” said Grawe. million in 2029.