Enrollment at the State University of New York dropped again this fall, resulting in the number of students at its 64 campuses to decline by nearly 10% over the past decade.
The latest SUNY figures, which showed enrollment dropping nearly 1.5% since fall 2018, demonstrates the ongoing struggle of the state’s colleges to attract and retain students, particularly at community colleges.
It will mark the ninth year in a row SUNY had an enrollment drop and comes even after the state three years ago made tuition free for income-eligible students, the records obtained by the USA TODAY Network New York showed.
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