CSU sees 12% drop in freshman enrollment during pandemic, but online education surging

Enrollment at Colorado State University is down in multiple categories — freshmen, undergraduates, international students and first-generation students — though the number of people signing up for online education has risen, a reflection of student behavior during the COVID-19 era, university officials said Friday.

Total enrollment on the Fort Collins campus decreased 3.6%, with a total headcount of 27,835 this fall, and 3.3% at the Pueblo campus, for a total of 3,716 students this semester.

“Remarkably during a pandemic year, CSU Pueblo increased student retention more than at any time in the last decade (a 5 percentage point increase) and CSU in Fort Collins held steady, retaining 85.3% of its 2019 freshman class, exactly the same percentage as the previous year when COVID-19 was not a factor,” CSU officials said in a news release.

The Fort Collins campus welcomed 23,590 undergraduates this fall, a 4.1% decline from last year with

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Support for Arizona education tax increase ballot measure sees drop in polling

Support for a ballot measure that would raise taxes on higher-earning Arizona residents and small businesses to better-fund public schools saw a drop in support in just a matter of days but the key might be how the question is being asked.

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A Suffolk University/USA Today poll asked 500 likely voters from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30 about their support for Proposition 208, which respondents were told “would create a new 3.5% tax surcharge on individuals with income over $250,000 or married couples with income over $500,000 to increase funding for public education.”

Support for the ballot initiative outpaced opposition 47% to 37%, with 15% undecided.

This marks a significant decrease in support for the initiative compared to a Monmouth University Polling Institute survey collected from Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, which showed 66% supported the measure. Opposition polled at 25%.

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MN sees 1,434 new cases and 14 deaths, WI hits single-day case record

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Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services reported 19 new deaths on Saturday. That number brings the total of fatalities statewide to 1,372. The total number of fatalities is approximately 1% of those testing positive for the virus. 

Health officials reported 2,892 new cases Saturday, the highest single-day mark since the onset of the pandemic. The total number of confirmed cases statewide is at 130,798 since the pandemic started.

Wisconsin health officials say a total of 7,588 people have been hospitalized from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, about 5.8% of the total number of people who have been diagnosed with the virus. 

Of the confirmed cases in Wisconsin, 25% involve people between the ages of 20 to 29, 15% are between 30 and 39, 14% are between 50 and 59, and 13% are 40 to 49. An

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