Week 6: Part II

Apr 25, 2021

Hello Everybody!

I’m stoked to be sharing part ii of my week 6 research. Sorry for leaving you guys hanging for longer than expected. It has been a super busy week for my internship and project research. Without further further ado, I’m gonna get into it. Using a website, called College Raptor (link at bottom of post) allowed me to access college enrollment statistics/numbers from the 2020-2021 academic year. I initially noticed that online programs (such as Southern New Hampshire and Western Governors) had large increases in enrollment. This makes a lot of sense because of the increased amount of time spent inside the household made obtaining an online degree even more convenient than it already was. The main statistic I couldn’t wrap my head around for weeks was significant increases in enrollment at many of the top universities. This disapproved a lot of my earlier claims and research. I initially thought that many students and families would be turned off by expensive tuitions at “Zoom University.” After further analysis, I have narrowed down the discrepancy to an exponential growth in college attendance since the great depression era. Societal pressure to go to college is at an all time high. In a lot of job markets, an MBA is an entry level degree. The increase in the number of students attending college consistently increases 5-6% every year. It seems that even COVID-19 couldn’t affect such this trend.


Rankings | Largest U.S. colleges – Universities with the highest enrollment (collegeraptor.com)

• U.S. number of college students 1965-2020 | Statista

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