Empty Bunks In Campus Dorms

Financial problems buffeting America's colleges are thinning the ranks of potential students, reports the current issue of American Demographics. In the academic year ending in June, for example, California registered 160,000 fewer students--some 7% of total enrollment. And many other states, such as Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wyoming, reported declines. According to the American Council on Education, only 48% of U.S. colleges and universities increased enrollments in the past academic year, down from 68% in 1992.

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