From Patti Zarling at Education Drive:
Colleges and universities throughout the U.S. are seeing a drop in enrollment in recent years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Enrollment dropped by 4% from 2010 to 2014 in degree-granting institutions, and the agency says that from 2014 to 2025 the number of students under age 25 enrolling in college will jump 13 percent, compared with 18 percent for students 25 or older as the size of high school graduating classes grows smaller.
That means higher ed institutions likely will see a dip in income. In Oberlin’s case, a group of trustees tasked with examining finances found the prestigious school relies too heavily on cash from gifts, and does not presently draw enough funding from charging students for tuition or room and board. More.
Reality check: But maybe Oberlin isn’t teaching skills the world needs. Anyone remember the Oberlin Klan hoax of 2013?
The College Fix reported on Monday that Oberlin College, once named the 3rd “most liberal college in America,” was shocked by an alleged sighting of a “KKK figure,” wearing a robe and hood on campus.
Although there were no cell phone pictures or videos to corroborate the story, the “KKK figure” was reportedly spotted by someone in the early morning hours near the college’s African Heritage House.
Oberlin officials immediately cancelled all classes after hearing news of the alleged sighting.
Which turned out to be someone wearing a blanket.
If it really is hard to get people to pay to learn how to be useless and helpless, perhaps there’s hope after all.
An elegant whine against taxing endowments