Business Insider, March 2023
A college degree just might not be worth it anymore.
While higher education has long been viewed as key to achieving the American Dream, surging tuition costs, a hot labor market, and campus politics may be why college enrollment in the US has fallen in the last decade.
According to figures published on the National Center for Education Statistics, total fall enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions reached 21 million in 2010. This enrollment then declined year after year to just over 18 million in 2021.