Plunging Enrollment Forces Evergreen State College to Cut Staff

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Evergreen State College continues to try to weather a negative trend in its enrollment figures, where the college administration expects student enrollment to decrease by 20% this upcoming fall 2018 semester (when compared to fall 2017). As Accuracy in Academia previously noted, the college announced it will be slashing $5.9 million from its budget going into the 2018-2019 school year.

The college announced it will cut 24 faculty positions, 19 unfilled staff positions, and up to 20 more positions currently filled.

The student enrollment drop is due to widespread and volatile protests that took place in 2017, where the campus was taken over by protesters. For example, students banded together, patrolled the campus, and in one instance, prevented the college president from leaving his office to use the restroom (albeit temporary).