The Columbus Dispatch: Early enrollment numbers show Ohio colleges are holding steady

UC’s record enrollment stands out among Ohio universities and colleges

The Columbus Dispatch reports a national decline in college enrollment may be stabilizing. That conclusion is based in part on The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s spring enrollment report. 

According to the Dispatch most of the state's 19 public universities saw marginal decreases or modest increases in enrollment. The University of Cincinnati reported a record-breaking milestone. UC enrolled 50,921 students for the fall semester across its three campuses.

The UC Uptown campus enrolled 43,634 students, a more than 5% increase over last fall. UC Blue Ash and Clermont also reported strong enrollment gains — increases of 6% and 20% respectively.

Nationally, a slight uptick in community college enrollment, up 22,000 students, might be helping to stabilize undergraduate enrollment.

At Ohio’s largest university, Ohio State, enrollment topped out at 65,405 students. That's a difference of about 500 fewer students enrolled at its main campus compared to last fall, a 0.8% decrease, reports the Dispatch.

Read the full story in The Columbus Dispatch online.

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