Enrollment at Kutztown University drops by 300

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 8, 2013 3:05 PM

(Kutztown) -- Enrollment at Kutztown University has dropped by 300 students compared to the previous year. 

The Berks County campus has seen a 12 percent drop in enrollment since 2010. 

The decrease is twice the average drop seen by the 13 other schools in the State System of Higher Education. 

But Kutztown spokesman Matt Santos says no program cuts or layoffs are planned, since more than 100 faculty and staff positions had previously been cut.

State-owned schools enrolled just over 112,100 students this year, down from an all-time high of 119,513 in 2010.

Enrollment at 12 of the 14 state universities dropped this year, with only Bloomsburg in Columbia County and West Chester Universities increasing.

Mansfield, Edinboro and Clarion universities are planning faculty and staff reductions along with the elimination of some majors and the suspension of several courses.

They've cited declining enrollment and budget shortfalls.

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