University of Phoenix Plans to Shrink Itself

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The Chronicle of Higher  Education reported that the University of Phoenix plans to reduce its enrollment levels through eliminating most of its associates degrees and closing more of its physical campuses.  It will also establish academic admissions requirements for the first time.  The college has been suffering for some time from falling enrollments and high dropout rates.

For the period ending on May 31, 2015, the university had 206,900 students, down from 241,900 a year earlier. In 2010, the university had an enrollment of 460,000 students.

The full Chronicle story is here.


Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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