Duluth (NNCNOW.com) --- College enrollment numbers have been declining for years, but a new study reveals that trend is slowing.
The report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that this spring’s postsecondary enrollments decreased by 0.8% from last year. That is the smallest decrease since 2012.
The study also found that adult student enrollments at community colleges fell nearly 6% from spring 2013.
John Mueller, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management at UWS says the rebound is attributed to a brighter economic outlook.
"The economy is a big factor in college–going, so as the economy improves, I expect to see more and more – especially adults– going to school," said Mueller.
Mueller said UWS is trying to grow enrollment by eight hundred students in a ten year period.