Interesting post from Higher Education Marketer on projections for undergraduate enrolment over the next five years in the US.
“If you look at the chart below, on top you see a blue line indicating total births. This is the number of children born 18 years prior in the US (according to Department of Health and Human Services statistics). So in 1970, the 3,913,000 children born in 1952 turned 18 years old and became potential freshman.
The red line represents the size of the actual incoming freshman class in the US, including 2-year and 4-year schools (according to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Biennial Survey of Education in the United States).”