College enrollment down overall in Connecticut

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The college enrollment decline state officials have anticipated for years has arrived. The number of students attending colleges in the state dipped overall this fall, signaling an end to more than a decade of record highs that began in 2001.

But the decline took place primarily at public colleges, while private colleges showed some modest increases. There were 202,095 students enrolled in all the state's higher education institutions this fall, 897 fewer than 2012.

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