HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Administrators at regional colleges in Ohio are searching for solutions to deal with falling student enrollment.
Experts say fewer non-traditional students, such as out-of-work parents, are signing up for classes at two-year and satellite schools. They say there is less pressure for people to go back to school for training as the job market improves.
The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports some regional schools in Ohio have lost as much as 30 percent of their student population since 2009.
The newspaper reports that universities including Miami University and Kent State University are working to develop more and diverse degrees at their regional campuses.
The state also is asking Ohio’s public universities to develop more programs that rely on employment needs.
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