In last week’s Board of Governors meeting, the State System again presented only one decade of enrollment data, depicting a downward enrollment trend. APSCUF President Dr. Jamie Martin spoke up, pointing out that looking at enrollment over a longer period tells a different story:
“I appreciate the trend information that has been presented, looking at the enrollment trends since 2010,” Martin said. “The concern we have is that that was the highest enrollment our State System has ever had, and we had a similar linear trend line from 2000 to 2010, where our enrollments grew. So, if you look at a 20-year trend, you’re going to see a perfectly normal bell curve, where we had similar numbers of students in 2000 as we do now and a similar number of faculty then as we do now.”
Click here to watch and read Martin’s comment earlier in the meeting.