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Apr 09, 2014
While dozens of liberal arts colleges are banking on plans to grow, a Vermont institution doesn't think that's realistic, and has developed a path to preserve itself by getting smaller.  

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August 7, 2013
U. of Virginia changes rules for its highly praised program for low-income students. Going forward, they will need loans.
August 1, 2013
Pine Manor, facing shrunken enrollment and pressure from accreditor, will admit men to all programs. Is this a sign of the times about single-sex education or the tough choices facing small private colleges?
July 30, 2013
Applicants from institutions with grade inflation are favored over those who had more rigorous instructors, study finds.
July 29, 2013
In theory, colleges aren't supposed to recruit applicants who have put down deposits elsewhere. But some do.
July 18, 2013
A new study exhibits the internal struggles of African-American students who attend predominantly white universities.
July 16, 2013
New study suggests that success on Advanced Placement tests and certain personality traits may add significantly to colleges' ability to predict the academic success of applicants in STEM fields.
July 15, 2013
In some fields, charging more discourages enrollments, especially of female and minority students, study finds.
July 12, 2013
Loyola University New Orleans becomes the second selective college this summer to announce a major enrollment and budget shortfall. Is it a harbinger of things to come, or just a case of bad enrollment strategy?
July 11, 2013
Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.
July 8, 2013
Law school at Washington University St. Louis offered "exploding" scholarships to top applicants. As applications decline, law schools are under greater pressure than ever to keep the credentials of incoming classes high.

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