NY community colleges

From this article about SUNY enrollment.  (SUNY = State University of New York).

The main point is that SUNY enrollment is decreasing over the last 8 years, mostly due to loss of enrollment in community colleges.  One explanation

Fewer students has resulted in less revenue for community colleges, and it is believed to be the result of a declining upstate population and an improving jobs market that has led more students to the workforce rather than a community college.

This seems pretty reasonable. This makes sense:

“As unemployment surged during the Great Recession, so too did full-time enrollment at community colleges across the country.  With jobs at an all-time high now throughout the state, we have seen the impacts to enrollment at our community colleges,” Kristina Johnson, SUNY’s chancellor, said in a statement.

Declining enrollment due to declining population is also a reasonable explanation.  NY really is losing people.


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