SUNY enrollment shrinks again amid lingering pandemic

It’s the Shrinking University of New York.

Student enrollment at the State University of New York’s 64 colleges took another dip amid the lingering coronavirus pandemic.

The number of students dropped by 18,600 this fall at SUNY institutions compared to last fall — or 4.7 percent.

Enrollment has plummeted by nearly 40,000 since the fall of 2019, a two-year drop of 9.6 percent, SUNY figures show.

The COVID-19 outbreak first hit New York in the spring of 2020, canceling in-person classes and forcing colleges to switch to virtual instruction.

Over the two-year period, applications and enrollment of foreign students has particularly nosedived, at SUNY and other colleges

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