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Drop in first year and transfer enrollment causes concern

Sydney Peacock — Contributor At the State of the University Address, Southern’s President Joe Bertolino delivered some slightly alarming news: transfer and overall student enrollment at Southern Connecticut are declining; however, this is not a problem solely isolated to Southern. As the demographics of Connecticut change, many universities across the state have been feeling the hit too. There are fewer college-age students in Connecticut than there have been in previous years, and there is also

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Southern’s enrollment continues to decline, records show

Sandra Gomez and Jossinet Ramos Vera – Special to the Southern News  Students pursuing higher education across Connecticut could soon be experiencing the consequences of a continuing decline in state college and university enrollment and upcoming budget cuts. Connecticut’s four state universities; Southern Connecticut State University, Western Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University and Central Connecticut State University, enroll more than

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Southern students do not graduate in 4 years, on average

Andreas Yilma and Grace Sampson – Special to the Southern News  When Mike Bendtsen, a first year senior and communication major enrolled in Southern Connecticut State University in the fall of 2011, he had the hopes of earning his degree in four years as expected. “I’m actually going to be graduating in 2016,” said Bendtsen, “and that’s partly due because I

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Records show SCSU has low minority student enrollment

Andreas Yilma and Katherine Krajcik – Special to the Southern News  Diversity has become an increasing characteristic for university populations in this country referred to as a melting pot. In the fall semester of 2014, out of 10,825 students, only 3,175 of them were considered to be a minority according to the Office of Information Technology. When it comes to the

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