Potential student population decrease in the future

Potential student population decrease in the future



The population of Kent State University is just over 29,000. With this amount of students on campus everything is running at full capacity, the Residence halls are all filled, the parking lots are full, and in most classes there are no empty seats.

But what if that changed… What if the number of students decreased by a third or even half of its current total?

With President Obama’s plan to make all community colleges free for two years this could potentially happen. This plan could cause some serious problems for not only Kent State but all universities for that mater

Kent State University is operated by the tuitions of its students, If the number of students decreases so does the money that is used to run this university. Of its 29,000 students nearly 11,000 are freshman and sophomores, if these students were to choose to go to community college instead of going to Kent State the student population would drop to about 18,000 and to put that in a monetary figure the university would loose close to 110 million dollars in revenue.

And If that were the case how will university Survive?  What Cuts will have to be made?

I’m Shawn Wilson for Broadcast Beat Reporting.

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