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Living the dream — or not

July 14, 2009 by Geneva Reid
Posted in: Enrollment, In this week's e-newsletter, Latest News & Views

The majority of high school students have had to say good-bye to their “dream schools,” according to a new survey. 

Instead, they’re looking at more affordable options.

How many students are we talking about? Looks like quite a lot, since 71% of high schools said more of their students have had to pass on their dream schools than in previous years.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) launched the survey to determine the effect of the economy on students’ college choices.

Here are more statistics from the survey:

  • 60% of high schools said more students are enrolling in public universities.
  • More than 70% of public universities reported their applications were up.
  • 37% of high schools saw larger numbers of students enrolling in two-year colleges.

How has the economy affected enrollment at your school? Let us know in the comments section below.

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