Report Shows Decrease in Undergrad Degree Earners, 99k Fewer Last Year

The number of undergraduate degree earners in the United States has dropped for the second year in a row following years of a steady increase, data by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center revealed.

According to NSC’s report “Undergraduate Degree Earners,” the number of college students with undergraduate degrees, including bachelor’s, associate degrees and certificates, declined by 2.8 percent in the 2022/23 academic year, or 99,200 fewer students than in the previous year, reports.