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Coronavirus isn’t hurting college enrollment

Michigan's colleges and universities had worried enrollment would decline due to fears of COVID-19.

Students still want to go to college in the fall.

Michigan’s post-secondary institutions had been worried that students would decide to take a gap year or enroll in online courses rather than risk signing up for college classes.

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That doesn’t seem to be the case, according to a survey of enrollment numbers conducted by Bridge Magazine.

“The consistent communication from college presidents … has really helped families feel comfortable that if they are going to meet in-person, they’re not going to do it in an unsafe way,” said Colby Cesaro, vice president at Michigan Independent College and Universities.

Those early enrollment numbers are preliminary, however, and the real numbers could still wind up being very different. But if enrollment deposits are any indication, students are as eager as ever to sign up for classes.

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