A 2021–22 Enrollment Preview by Institution Type and Student Source

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As a result of my last two academic positions (department chair and associate dean for planning and finance) at an institution that has practiced a relatively pure form of responsibility-centered management for over 30 years, I continue to follow enrollment numbers and patterns at both my institution and the national level even though I have been retired for two and a half years. This “habit” results from my realization that enrollment is critical to everything we do because it generates, through tuition and fees, about 85 percent of the dollars that, in the IUPUI School of Science, constitute our budgets.

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