By Dr. Marciene Mattleman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The National Student Clearinghouse has reported that total college enrollment dropped again this year, driven primarily by the departure of older students who found jobs. This spring, the drop was 1.9% from last year.READ MORE: Turkey Shortage Could Cause Trouble Finding Right Turkey For Your Thanksgiving Table
The sector suffering the biggest decline was four-year for-profit institutions and the second highest percentage to leave school was 3.9% from public, two-year schools.READ MORE: President Joe Biden Taking Social Services, Climate Pitch To Scranton
President Obama signed legislation requiring public colleges to charge veterans lower in-state tuition rates regardless of their states of residency and the deadline has been waived until December 2015.
It is hoped that making it easier financially for veterans to attend college will help increase the enrollment rates.MORE NEWS: Shooting Inside Lancaster's Park City Center Mall Sparked By Physical Altercation Involving Armed 16-Year-Old Boy, Investigators Say
Read more in The Chronicle of Higher Education.