Independent Sector Enrollment Remains Steady

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  • Across New York State, 1.26 million students are enrolled in higher education.
  • Since 2005, undergraduate enrollment in the Independent Sector has increased by 8 percent.  Over the same period, graduate enrollment has increased by 5 percent.
  • Despite a national trend towards lower enrollment in recent years, New York State’s Independent Sector enrollment has held steady, increasing by 1 percent between 2010 and 2015.[1]

[1] New York State Education Department, degree-credit enrollment for full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students