Some of Maryland’s smallest colleges and universities have experienced steadily declining enrollment over the past five years, according to the reporting of Carrie Wells for the Baltimore Sun.
These declines have come in tandem with an overall enrollment increase in four-year institutions in the state, which has been driven largely by gains in online students at University of Maryland University College. Nationwide enrollment was also up over the same period by about one percent.
Smaller schools are typically dependent on tuition revenue to cover costs and many of the schools in the article have been laying off staff as budgets are strained.
You can did into the college-by-college details and learn more here.