April 22, 2011
Whitman promotes its "unpretentious Northwest culture" as reason to enroll. But is advertising that feature a bit ... pretentious?
April 21, 2011
CUNY plan would make it easier for community college students to earn bachelor's degrees at four-year institutions, but many faculty members at senior colleges say changes infringe on their curricular role.
April 13, 2011
Community colleges plan to join forces to market their online programs in a new portal.
April 12, 2011
The rate of increase for international graduate student applications to U.S. institutions (sharply up) stays stable, but last year's gap between China and all other sending countries closes slightly.
April 4, 2011
"Summer melt" -- referring to those students who commit to enroll at a given college but then don't do so -- has been the subject of much discussion in recent years. Articles have focused on the challenges that colleges face when students put down multiple deposits (which they aren't supposed to do), throwing off projections of "yield," the percentage of accepted applicants who actually enroll.
April 1, 2011
Panel proposes major overhaul: adding social sciences, killing the writing section and opening the way for consideration of personal qualities.
March 7, 2011
Diversity and academic excellence are not mutually exclusive, and it's time for some faculty members to stop attacking inclusiveness efforts as politically correct, writes Robert J. Sternberg.
March 2, 2011
Andrew Ferguson’s Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College (Simon & Schuster) shares more with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation than it does with other college admissions guidebooks.
March 2, 2011
Syracuse U. sees dramatic gains in enrollment of low-income students, but critics worry about a rising admission rate.