NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. college admissions market is down 7 percent in 2015 compared with 2014, and students have returned to class after a slow summer, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos national survey released on Thursday.
The overall college market is projected to fall 4 percent this year, down from 7.9 percent in 2014, according the Reuters/ICM survey.
The University of Virginia, the largest public university in Virginia, saw the biggest drop in admissions in the national survey, with admissions down 12 percent compared with 2015.
The University of Florida, Florida State, University of Missouri and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill saw the largest increases in admissions.
Overall, the national average was 8.6 percent.