A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that enrollments have declined in Spring 2015. As analyzed by an article published by Inside HigherEd:
College enrollment numbers tend to be cyclical. A poor economy forces many adult learners into the classroom to retrain or hone their skills, but when it improves, enrollments decrease as they return to the workforce.
(Inside Higher Ed, Enrollments Fall, May 14, 2015)