It is a fact; the number of graduating high school students began to decline in 2008 and will continue until 2014, up to 4.5%, according to Larry Gordon in his December article for the Los Angeles Times. And, the biggest declines in numbers happen to be in New England and in the upper Midwest. Now, couple this decline with the economic downturn, and you have colleges on the East Coast and in parts of the Midwest scrambling for applicants.
Guess where the largest population of high school graduates happens to be! Yes, in California and in some of the Southwestern states like Arizona and Texas. That means these students are going to be recruited fast and furiously by East Coast and some Midwestern schools. In Addition, these same areas of high population among high school students contain higher concentrations of Hispanic students, and colleges are not only looking for enrollments but are also looking for student diversity.
So, if you live on the West Coast or in parts of the Southwestern United States and you want an adventure or new surroundings, you may be receiving lots of recruitment mail and offers from colleges in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
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