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Missing Students: Higher Ed’s Enrollment Crisis

Our veteran reporter Kevin Richert spent months investigating the fate of higher education in Idaho, following a pandemic-altered year when enrollment plummeted.

Kevin studied the numbers and talked to school and state leaders. He also spent a great deal of time talking to young adults about how the pandemic changed their lives and their college plans.

Why they showed up: Three students tell their stories

Eighteen months, 5,000 students: Idaho colleges and universities face a deep enrollment decline

The student experience: adjusting to classes and campus life in a pandemic

Even as the pandemic recedes, students might not return to campus

Students came from the across the globe — and stayed in Caldwell