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What declining college enrollment means for the future of higher education

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What declining college enrollment means for the future of higher education

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State universities may consolidate campuses

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Top students will receive more merit aid offers

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Schools with mostly local student populations will feel demographic shifts of their region

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Demand for student housing may finally cool

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Fewer schools will offer need-blind admission policies

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International student enrollments may decline

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More schools will downsize majors and academic programs

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