• Kyodo News


Nearly half of all colleges nationwide failed to meet their enrollment quotas for the academic year that began in April as the shrinking birthrate continued to deprive them of students, a survey by a school support group showed Thursday.

Of the 265 private four-year colleges that came up short, 31 didn’t even get half of their fixed numbers, said the survey conducted by the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan.

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