After all the scare-mongering by Gun Control fanatics and swearing on a stack of Bibles that Campus Carry in Georgia would reduce enrollment, this apparently did not happen, but just the opposite.
However, two very recently famous places of higher education have seen their enrolments drop:
COLUMBIA • Out-of-state students and incoming freshmen are among the hardest hits to University of Missouri enrollment data announced Monday. Undergraduate enrollment is down more than 2,100 students, or almost 8 percent, this semester compared to fall 2015, and almost three-quarters of that loss comes from the freshman class.
But Evergreen faces a deeper, and more long-term threat. It is the only state four-year higher education institution to see enrollment drop steeply since 2011 despite wide-open admission standards. At about 4,080 students, it is about 300 students short of the Legislature’s funded enrollment target.
The two problems are now entwined. Evergreen President George Bridges and his administration need to assure future students and their parents that academics come first — and not acquiesce to the 200-or-so student protesters at the expense of the 4,000-student campus. Without safety, there’s no learning, and without learning, Evergreen will wither into irrelevance.
I am not going to say that Campus Carry helped increase enrollment, but sure as heck it did not hurt it. However, unhinged Liberalism is slowly destroying other places of learning. Maybe this is why the Left is suddenly found with a hard-on for Free College. People who needs to shed tens of thousands of dollars in tuition are going to be looking for stability and common sense, not Social Justice Warriors interrupting classes and parading around campus badly dressed in Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn Cheerleaders .