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SUNY enrollment has fallen 10% over the past decade

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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