COVID-19 has affected college admission rates around the nation. In early 2021, college enrollment fell almost 3.5%, estimating that more than 600,000 students are unenrolling or were not enrolled at all.
Pitt-Greensburg’s Director of Admissions Mike Husenits has an optimistic outlook for enrollment in upcoming semesters.
“Final Spring 2022 enrollment data will not be complete until the start of next semester. However, at this time, new student enrollment for the Spring 2022 semester is looking good,” Husenits said.
Universities are seeing a steady decline of admission rates because of economic downturns. However, community colleges and two-year colleges are seeing an influx of new students.
Husenits said there has been a rise in enrollment for recent semesters and that it is positive that our numbers are continuing to rise in these circumstances.
“The number of prospective students that have deposited and indicated that they intend to enroll is up over last year by 2%,” Husenits said.
Husenits also provided the following demographics of students. Currently, there are a total of 1,316 students enrolled at Pitt-Greensburg.
|Demographic||Number of Students|
|Male students||564 (43% of student population)|
|Female students||752 (57%)|
|White students||1,035 (78.6%)|
|Black/African American students||89 (6.76%)|
|Native American/Alaskan Native students||1 (0.08%)|
|Hispanic/Latino students||71 (5.4%)|
|Multi-racial students||49 (3.7%)|
|Students that did not specify their race||27 (2.05%)|
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Pitt-Greensburg continues to stay positive and on the lookout for incoming students. Husenits has a lot of hope for admission statistics.
“This is good, given the challenges that all institutions of higher education have with enrollment due to declining demographics, increasing costs, and complications associated with the pandemic,” Husenits said.