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Evergreen State Predicts 20 Percent Drop in Enrollment by Next Fall

Evergreen State Predicts 20 Percent Drop in Enrollment by Next Fall

“hit with a 5 percent enrollment decrease when it started this current 2017-18 school year”

We saw a similar thing happen at Mizzou after the campus protests of 2015. Schools do themselves no good by indulging their far left factions.

The College Fix reports:

Evergreen State College predicts nearly 20 percent drop in student enrollment

The president of the embattled Evergreen State College — where racial unrest last spring thrust the small Washington campus into the national spotlight — is predicting that the public institution will see a nearly 20 percent drop in student enrollment come fall.

President George Bridges has told the campus community that the school’s 3,800 student population is predicted to hover at about 3,100 when the 2018-19 school year begins. This 700-student loss represents an 18.5 percent decrease.

This estimate sent shock waves among faculty, and some speculate it spurred an anonymous call for Bridges’ resignation by way of flyers recently inserted into faculty mailboxes declaring “Please Resign,” among other disparaging comments.

The Olympia, Washington-based school already was hit with a 5 percent enrollment decrease when it started this current 2017-18 school year.

An official with Evergreen State who agreed to an interview with The College Fix on the condition of anonymity emphasized that Bridges’ estimated enrollment numbers are “for the purposes of planning” and a “projection that will not get better only if nothing is done to change it.” He likened it to a “worst-case scenario.”

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Too bad it isn’t a 100% drop in enrollment.

I am surprised anybody would attend that school based on its history and the faculty blaming the current president for the problems the faculty and the past administration created.

    Suprised that it is only 20%, yes.
    Suprised that the faculty is blaming the current president for the problems, not in the least.

This doesn’t really mean anything.

A drop in applications would mean that students are staying away in droves.

But that leads to a drop in enrollment only if the school generally accepts essentially all applicants.

    Tom, it’s a state school. All they look for is a pulse, an SAT score above 0 and, of course, a tuition check that clears the bank.

    Yes, this DOES mean something. A 20% drop in enrollment, plus the drop in funding by the WA legislature means a guaranteed drop in the number of lefty professors and support staff they employ.

    This is an unmitigated disaster for the progressive, anti-Americans feeding out of the public trough.

As a resident of Washington State, I’m happy to say bye bye to Evergreen College!

    C. Lashown in reply to Guahan. | February 18, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Next flush out all the leftists from Seattle and trade them to California for the 50 surviving conservatives being held hostage in Los Angeles

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