admissions

Admissions officials react to exposé about transcript fraud and abuse at much-praised private school

After report on abuse at school famous for sending low-income black students to top colleges, admissions officials engage in soul-searching.

Trinity in Connecticut tells low-income students they don't need to reapply for aid every year

Trinity in Connecticut now offers Pell-eligible students four years of institutional aid based on a single application.

DePauw faculty split on no-confidence vote in president

At DePauw, vote of no confidence in president follows cuts in health benefits in period of minimal raises.

After expansion, Drew University plans nonacademic cuts

Under pressure to close funding and enrollment gaps, a small, private liberal arts institution in New Jersey expands academic offerings, then proposes cutting noninstructional budgets. Will Drew's strategy work?

New data on admissions, including application trends, early decision and admissions criteria

"State of College Admission" finds colleges focus more on academics than personal characteristics and value first-generation status over race/ethnicity.

After tuition hike, Minnesota sees fewer out-of-state students

As states compete for a shrinking group of freshmen, historic out-of-state tuition premiums may no longer be a sure source of income for state higher ed systems.

Big data, AI prompt major expansions at UC Berkeley and MIT

As reach of big data and AI grows, UC Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveil plans for major expansions.

In Harvard trial, clashing visions of a future in which colleges wouldn't consider race

Focus in trial was question of what would happen if Harvard (and by extension, other colleges) stopped considering race.

Medium-size institutions look to medical schools for future stability

As midsize, nonelite private institutions look to the future, they're turning to an unlikely path: building new medical schools.

College tuition and fees moderating, could rise again

New annual data from the College Board show that college tuition and fees have moderated since the recession, with public college prices dropping slightly this year. But they may rise again soon.

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