Deeper Look at Fall 2022 IPEDS Data, part I

Exploring data views independent of DE type

Lesson learned this weekend: do not, I repeat, do not duplicate previous year posts and then edit with updated data. Always create a new post and copy & paste as needed. And thank you for the virtual post-publication QA help from readers.

Welcome to our newly-upgraded subscribers. This year I am sharing in On EdTech+ more enrollment graphics based on the Fall 2022 IPEDS data release. For this first supplement to Sunday’s public profile, I am going to focus on enrollments overall - not broken down by distance education (DE) type. In an upcoming post I’ll break down the data further by DE type.

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Keep in mind (as described in detail in the profile post) that I believe Fall 2022 data represent the first post-pandemic view from IPEDS, where we can see structural changes that will persist. With that in mind, let’s look further at the data.

Total Enrollments

The first view shows total enrollments over time for US higher education, both in absolute terms and as year-over-year (YoY) percentage changes.

The headline for Fall 2022 is that total enrollments decreased by 0.6% from 18.76 to 18.65 million from Fall 2021, continuing the overall trend since before Fall 2012. You can see that the peak losses, naturally, were in Fall 2020 (3.1%), followed by Fall 2021 (1.6%).

Degree Type

We can separate undergraduate from graduate programs to get a deeper look.

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