Iowa colleges, universities and trade schools are reporting a significant decline in the number of students enrolled, Radio Iowa reports. In the fall of 2011, there were more than 363,000 students enrolled at an Iowa institution seeking a degree or training beyond high school. By the fall of 2018, that had dropped by 38% to 225,000 students. Total enrollment in Iowa’s 15 area community colleges has declined over the decade too, but the Iowa Department of Education reports more high school students are also taking community college classes.