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Arizona Sees Increase In Fall 2016 Post-Secondary Education Enrollment

The number of enrollments into two and four year colleges is declining across the United States. But, some states are avoiding the trend. 

Arizona is in the top 5 states in the US that has seen an increase in post-secondary enrollment according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The state saw an increase of more than 5,600 students going to a two or four year institution in Fall 2016. 

Arizona is part of a trend, as the West and South are seeing the largest increases in enrollment. The North and Midwest are affected by the greatest decreases.

And while fewer people are applying to post-secondary schools, more people are applying to graduate schools from four-year public institutions nationwide.



Katherine Fritcke Producer, Morning Edition Katherine Fritcke is the Morning Edition Producer for KJZZ. Fritcke was born and raised in Scottsdale. After deciding to leave the Arizona heat, she graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, IA with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She is a self-proclaimed public media junkie who can't get enough of programs like "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" and "Ask Me Another."