Three of Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities are projecting enrollment declines.
Mansfield is expecting 5 to 6 percent fewer students than last year. Part of the decline is due to high paying jobs in the gas industry. Mansfield is in the heart of the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom.
Clarion is expecting a decrease of about 5 percent.
Edinboro is projecting a few hundred less students this fall.
Indiana Univ. of PA is expecting an increase over last year’s record-setting enrollment.
Students can expect to pay about 9 percent more than last year to attend one of Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities. An overall enrollment increase for the entire higher education system is expected, despite the three schools who are projecting lower enrollment.