Santa Fe Community College sees 5 percent enrollment drop
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Community College is reporting a more than 5 percent drop in enrollment.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that decrease means the school lost nearly 300 students this semester.
The decline in full-time equivalent students at the college this year is even greater, at more than 8 percent. The grim enrollment figures follow last year’s drop of about 4 percent, a decrease of more than 250 students.
Declining enrollment has become common at colleges and universities across New Mexico and around the nation.
University of New Mexico officials said the state’s flagship school has seen a 7 percent drop in students this year.