American colleges and universities are losing the youth as they continue to see their new student recruitments decline while attitudes towards the universities are also in decline. What looked like a plandemic problem has now turned into a systemic one that can’t be waved away with the plandemic excuse any longer.
It is a perfect storm of incompetence by our higher education institutions, who seem to have abandoned the higher in education for something much lower, hateful indoctrination intended to create anti-American revolutionaries, not equipping people to get what they want from college, training that will enable them to make a comfortable living for themselves. And they do this for an ever-increasing price that is making the investment not worthwhile given the reality of the job market today.
During the plandemic years, from 2019 to 2022, universities saw an 8 percent decline in student enrollment and those numbers have not picked up since the plandemic ended.
In 8 years, the confidence and trust in colleges and universities among the youth has gone from 63 percent in 2014 to just 41 percent in 2022 according to a survey by Morning Consult. Students are also opting out of the humanities, where woke ideologies run rampant, and seeking majors that are less polluted by social engineering programming such as STEM majors like computer science.
While tuitions rise faster than inflation and salaries rise slower than inflation, the exorbitant cost of college, coupled with its demands on students to conform to racist, bigoted ideologies, is destroying the very institutions that deserve the death they are creating for themselves.
In dozens of interviews with The Associated Press, educators, researchers and students described a generation jaded by education institutions. Largely left on their own amid remote learning, many took part-time jobs. Some felt they weren’t learning anything, and the idea of four more years of school, or even two, held little appeal.
… The shift has been stark in Jackson, where just four in 10 of the county’s public high school graduates immediately went to college in 2021, down from six in 10 in 2019. That drop is far steeper than the nation overall, which declined from 66% to 62%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Not only are less high school students choosing college, the number that choose and then drop out is also increasing. From weforum.org:
Seventeen percent of students enrolled in college say they’re dropping out of college after this semester, according to education website Intelligent.com.
Its survey of 1,250 undergraduate students expected to graduate in 2023 found another 19% of students aren’t sure if they’ll return to college this autumn.
Of the students surveyed, 46% expect to return to the college they’re enrolled at and the remaining 18% are switching to a different college.
As colleges and universities continue to bloat their budgets with woke priests hellbent on demoralizing the students they are supposed to equip to live their own lives, expect the flight from these schools to continue. The death of the institutions infested with revolutionary rainbow cultists couldn’t come fast enough in this writer’s mind. There will be new institutions that emerge to provide the services these woke factories of fear, hate, and fake hope have long decided not to provide anymore.