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Study documents economic gains from liberal arts education

Sure, engineers earn more, but new study shows that liberal arts college grads are doing just fine and seeing economic mobility -- and that much of what is said about graduates of these programs is not backed by evidence.

As art schools show signs of stress, what can liberal arts colleges learn?

The smallest art colleges are struggling in a fiercely competitive market. Why are they showing such signs of stress? And can larger liberal arts colleges learn from their successes and missteps?

York College of Pennsylvania illustrates the issues when colleges change photographs to project diversity

Doctoring photographs to appear more inclusive may not end well. But colleges historically are more diverse in their admissions materials than they are in real life.

Small-college leaders share how their institutions have attempted to ward off enrollment crises before they happen

Small-college leaders share how their institutions have attempted to ward off enrollment crises before they happen.

Study: Pressure to enroll more Pell-eligible students has skewed colleges' priorities, hurting some low-income students

Two prominent researchers say some selective colleges have responded to pressure to hit national benchmarks for enrolling low-income students -- in ways that hurt other needy students who are equally academically worthy.

Hampshire College looks for partner, may not enroll freshmen in fall

Hampshire College, the nearly 50-year-old experiment in self-directed education, facing "bruising financial and demographic realities," looks for a partner.

Lawsuit against ACT adds to criticism of testing organizations for allegedly ignoring due process

Lawsuit against ACT says students are subject to a catch-22 in which they must give up their rights to demonstrate that they haven't cheated. Litigation comes amid similar challenge to the SAT.

Popularity of early decision continues to grow

Colleges set records in applications and admissions figures, despite lingering concerns of many experts that the programs favor wealthier applicants. Admit rates are dropping.

How do professors respond to regrade requests? One department encourages instructors to pass them up the chain

How do professors respond to regrade requests? One department encourages instructors to pass them up the chain.

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.

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