Duh, Virginia! Could Tuition Rise Explain Enrollment Loss?

The smart folks who oversee Virginia’s colleges and universities are flummoxed. For the life of them, they can’t figure out why recent enrollment isn’t higher.

After all, Virginia high schools graduated 3,233 more students last year than the year before, including an additional 1,368 with advanced diplomas, which align with college entrance requirements. Yet enrollment at the state’s four-year universities barely budged, and enrollment at two-year colleges fell 3.3 percent.

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