Enrollment

Wanted: Obama's Help

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WASHINGTON – The leader of a major public university system called on President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to do more to accomplish the White House’s goal of seeing the United States lead the world in postsecondary educational attainment by 2020.

Access to What?

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Nevada chancellor mulls whether community colleges, strained by recession and budget crises, should limit enrollments to ensure success for more students.

In the Midnight Hour

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Community colleges that started offering sections in the middle of the night are finding the strategy worked, and such scheduling is spreading to other institutions.

A Tale of Two Cities

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Dissecting fall enrollments in Pittsburgh and Dallas, we find that public colleges boomed and independent institutions mostly held on, thanks to rising tide (and more merit aid).

Defining the Enrollment Boom

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New study documents extent of the gains at community colleges, which are seeing particularly large increases in full-time students.

The Men Are Back

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Community colleges, many of which have become increasingly female in recent years, are seeing males either outpace or equal females in enrollment increases.

Flogging the Flagships

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Despite well-publicized expansions of aid, public research universities have made too little progress in expanding representation of low-income and minority students, report asserts.

Freshmen Abandon Business

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Amid recession, incoming students find field of study less appealing than ever, according to national survey.

Gender Gap Stops Growing

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New analysis suggests that -- except for Latinos -- the decline in male enrollment rates has leveled off.

The Private Role in the 2020 Goals

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2 groups of independent colleges announce new efforts to identify ways to enroll and graduate more low-income students.

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