Forecasting College Enrollment

As of late, there has been a surge in conversation around the topic of the college-going population here in the United States. One one hand, we have long talked about the “The Perfect Storm” of demographics. For example, here is a simple Google Search. On the other, the decline in college enrollment, has been connected to changes in the labor market. In the end, it might be nice to review what data exist and highlight how these flashy headlines could have been predictable well in advance of 2014.