The Week in Admissions News

A call for competitive colleges to change approach to admissions; a $147,000 one-year master's degree; eliminating undergraduate programs; community college grads and bachelor's attainment.

August 14, 2017

Here is a roundup of admissions news from Inside Higher Ed in the last week.

  • In an essay, Ryan Craig writes that selective colleges should focus less on what applicants have achieved and more on what they’ve overcome to do so.
  • Columbia University introduces a one-year master's program in data journalism, which will cost students $147,000. Outrage follows.
  • Struggling to attract students and balance its budgets, Marygrove College in Detroit announces that it will end undergraduate programs.
  • Among community college graduates who hold no previous degrees or certificates, 41 percent earn a bachelor's degree during the next six years, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.


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