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ICI Smart: February 2014 - 2
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Independent Colleges Indiana


Indiana's Private Nonprofit Sector Leads the Way

Since 2010, total enrollment at Indiana’s 31 private, non-profit colleges and universities has grown by three percent (Fall 2013: 94,145 students) in contrast to a 2 percent enrollment loss at Indiana’s public 4- and 2-year institutions (Fall 2013: 331,446 students).

According to statistics from the National Student Clearinghouse, overall college enrollment in the U.S. fell for the second year in a row in 2013, from about 20.2 million students to about 19.9. The largest decrease came at four-year for-profit colleges (-9.7 percent), followed by two-year public colleges (-3.1 percent). Nationwide, the largest increase came at four-year private, non-profit colleges (1.3. percent increase compared to ICI’s 3 percent), followed by a slight uptick at four-year public colleges (0.3 percent).

Sources: IACRAO, Fall Enrollment Surveys, 2010-2013.

Richard Ludwick

Message from ICI President & CEO Richard Ludwick

Independent Colleges of Indiana is sharing this informational update with you – as one of our stakeholders – to illustrate the performance and contributions of our 31 member colleges and universities and why they are the smart choice for students and for Indiana. We hope you find this information helpful in sharing that story with community leaders, colleagues, parents, students, and friends. If you have any questions or comments, please just let us know (contact information below).