Why some Minnesota colleges are projecting lower, stagnant enrollment

Less incentive? (T-Bone Sandwich via Flickr)

Eric Berg, vice president for enrollment management at The College of St. Scholastica, tells the Duluth News Tribune why enrollment is flat or down at some northeastern Minnesota colleges:

“There has been a longstanding belief that a recession is good for schools. When a recession hits, jobs go away, people go back to school. The reverse can also be said. When the economy starts to recover … the incentive to go to school to get a degree is lessened.”

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