Some plan dra­matic steps to com­pete with free tu­ition

The Buffalo News - - FRONT PAGE - By Jay Tokasz

Over­all en­roll­ment at area colleges and uni­ver­si­ties re­mained flat in 2017, with half of four-year in­sti­tu­tions show­ing small gains in the size of their stu­dent pop­u­la­tions and the other half re­port­ing de­clines.

But the num­ber of stu­dents en­rolled at four-year colleges and uni­ver­si­ties in Western New York went down by more than 3,000 peo­ple from five years ago, a Buf­falo News anal­y­sis has found. Just four of the 16 in­sti­tu­tions ex­pe­ri­enced growth be­tween

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