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Evergreen State Hosts White-Blaming ‘Equity Symposium’ as Enrollment Continues to Slide

Evergreen State Hosts White-Blaming ‘Equity Symposium’ as Enrollment Continues to Slide

“Evergreen’s enrollment is tanking”

It has been a while since we have heard anything about Evergreen State, but it doesn’t sound like much has changed.

The College Fix reports:

As Evergreen State’s enrollment continues to tank, it hosts white-blaming ‘equity symposium’

You remember The Evergreen State College, right? It became fodder for national headlines in 2017 as a result of the massive fallout over its Day of Absence observance in which white people were asked to stay off campus for a day.

Soon after, its enrollment began to take a nosedive. Two years later, it’s still tanking.

The latest figures posted on its website show that this school year, 2019-20, the college has enrolled 2,854 students — that’s down from 4,089 in 2016. (The graph was calculated by the college on October 28. The top line is the student headcount and the bottom line is the number of full time equivalent students).

So what has the college’s administrators done to right the course? Well, certainly not scaled back on anti-white programming.

In mid-November the college hosted the “Evergreen Equity Symposium” that featured a parade of workshops that blamed white people, white fragility, white supremacy, whiteness, racism, institutional racism and unconscious bias for most of the ills in America today.

The fact that the university has apparently learned nothing from its national spanking two years ago is not lost on Benjamin Boyce, an Evergreen alumnus who has chronicled the college’s ongoing trainwreck in a series of YouTube videos…

“Evergreen’s enrollment is tanking,” Boyce said. “They are now at 40 percent less enrollment than they were when the protests happened. This year’s freshman enrollment is 260 students. It should be 1,000 students.”


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Apparently, they hate white people so much that they don’t even want the tuition paid by white students. Being willing to go out of business for their beliefs is almost admirable in a twisted way.

How is staffing going? Lots of rats deserting the ship or what?

It’s time to shut this travesty down, It’s taxpayer supported!

‘Neverblac’ more like. At least, not ALL-black.

Doubling down..digging a hole deeper. From 2016 to 2019, Evergreen’s enrollment has fallen dramatically.

Overall enrollment has fallen 30.2% in 3 years- from 4089 to 2854.
For all the brouhaha Evergreen has emitted about its being a minority-friendly school, “Students of Color” (Evergreen’s term) enrollment has fallen 24.3% , from 1183 to 895. Which indicates that even minorities have concluded that Evergreen is a bad deal.

In-state enrollment has fallen 22.5%, from 3120 to 2418.
The biggest drop has been in nonresident (out of state) enrollment- a 55% drop, from 572 to 260 students.

That 55% drop in out of state/nonresident tuition will especially hurt Evergreen’s finances.

From 2016 to 2019, freshman enrollment fell 54.5%.
Where will Evergreen enrollment end up? My guess is 1400-1600.In 2009, enrollment was around 4800.

Recall what Lenin said: “Better fewer, but better.”

    PostLiberal in reply to PostLiberal. | November 28, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Correction: out of state enrollment:969 to 436, a drop of 55%.
    Freshmen enrollment fell from 572 to 206, a drop of 555%

    Sorry about that.

    Massinsanity in reply to PostLiberal. | November 30, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Have they had massive layoffs or has faculty and staff simply left? With only 260 enrolled freshman this school is in a death spiral. Presumably faculty and staff were sized for enrollment north of 4,000, with under 3,000 today and only 260 freshman they have to be looking at either insolvency or massive restructuring within the next 12 months or so.

    Do they even have admissions staff anymore or do they just take anyone who applies?

The quality of students will descend in an accelerated ratio to the drop in applicants. Given that college is likely admitting 90% of applicants, it has no where to go. Like Oberlin, I suspect the faculty are already fleeing, to infect another college with failure as this one dies.
Btw, for those unaware, Oberlin is indeed experiencing white faculty flight.

    MajorWood in reply to puhiawa. | November 30, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Have the Oberlin faculty movements been documented anywhere? They have had no pay raises for two years and the eventual dent to the endowment income will likely result in funding for 10 or more faculty positions going poof! That is a tangible metric which will have an impact. We know that they met their enrollment target for 2019, but all of those commitments were in place before the actual trial started. 2020 will be the year where the rubber meets the road. Oberlin just doesn’t seem to realize that they are taking hits on all sides, and I doubt the increasingly disgruntled alumni are going to bail them out. Just look at how well the recent memorial to the dead jihadists went over. During my time there in the 70’s, Oberlin had a just over 50% Jewish student body. I wonder what that number is today? When all of these factors are taken into account, there is a real possibility that the college ranking formula will drop them into the 40’s in one of the upcoming cycles. Going to be pretty hard to justify that tuition cost then.

Evergreen and Oberlin grind out students with worthless liberal arts degrees and $100 thousand in debt. They have one of the best Barista training program around.

    Actually I think grad schools are partial to Oberlin grads. Could be a strategy for someone who doesn’t get into their reach schools but still wants to go on for graduate work with nothing too rigorous in between.

Evergreen and Oberlin grind out students with worthless liberal arts degrees and $100 thousand in debt. They have one of the best Barista training program around.

Is there a legal case to go after these colleges or any other entity like businesses that are promoting this clearly racist rhetoric?