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Arizona Has Second-Biggest Rise In Higher Education Enrollment

Published: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 5:16pm
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New numbers from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show Arizona had the second-biggest jump in post-secondary enrollment in the country this fall. New Hampshire had the highest.

Arizona’s 5.2 percent increase followed a nearly 6 percent decrease in the fall of 2013.

The researchers said Arizona’s increase is driven by strong growth in 4-year public and for-profit institutions, which offset enrollment declines in 2-year colleges.

Eileen Klein, President of the Arizona Board of Regents, said the state’s three public universities saw record enrollment this year.

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