Enrollment Remains Stable At Public And Private Universities: Higher Education

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Enrollment at Ohio's two- and four-year colleges and universities remained relatively stable this fall.

Kent State University's enrollment on its main campus was 27,706 students, an increase of 2.85 percent. Cleveland State University reported 17,535 students, an increase of 0.5 percent.

The University of Akron's total enrollment dropped three percent to 28,771, but that is due in part to it referring about 125 applicants to community colleges as part of the university's efforts to increase the quality of its students.

All college officials say they are focusing on attracting and admitting students with strong academic backgrounds because the goal is to retain and graduating students, not just enroll them. They are also seeking more international and out-of-state students.

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