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What declining college enrollment means for the future of higher education
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State universities may consolidate campuses
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Top students will receive more merit aid offers
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Schools with mostly local student populations will feel demographic shifts of their region
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Demand for student housing may finally cool
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Fewer schools will offer need-blind admission policies
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International student enrollments may decline
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More schools will downsize majors and academic programs
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