NCCU had two straight years of falling enrollment caused by the federal financial aid program overhaul in 2011. Enrollment went from 8,604 in Fall 2012 to 8,093 in Fall 2013. It then went down again in Fall 2014 to 7,687.
The decline in Fall 2014 cost the university millions of dollars in tuition and fees.
“Revenues from tuition and fees decreased by $2.1 million due to the five-percent decrease in full-time equivalent students,” according to the Management’s Discussion & Analysis section of the university’s 2014-2015 state financial audit.