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Are selective colleges with big-time sports at greater risk for compromising academics?

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At academically competitive institutions with big-time college sports, a large gap exists between athletes and the average student -- leaving plenty of room for colleges to compromise their academic mission.

Foreign grad population is increasing from India, but not China

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New graduate enrollments from outside the U.S. are up, thanks in large part to a big increase from India. But Chinese numbers show a small drop.

Rose-Hulman plans to add new psychological test to admissions process

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Rose-Hulman plans to ask applicants a set of questions designed to determine if they think they can control their fates. Test of system has found correlation with students' grades and retention rates.

Wake Forest to drop traditional MBA program

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Wake Forest will eliminate its full-time program to focus on growing market of those who want to earn degree while still working full-time.

 

College in Texas told Nigerians they were rejected for coming from country with Ebola

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Letter from college in Texas said all applicants from countries with Ebola were being turned away.

As Iowa's largest public university scrambles for students, private colleges worry they will suffer

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New funding formula for public universities, prompted by questions about out-of-state students, may have the unintended consequence of hurting private and community colleges.

 

New rankings system from LinkedIn based on employment outcomes of a huge sample

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LinkedIn gets into college rankings with an employment outcomes tool based on big samples and plenty of specifics about real people.

Think tank backs changes to Pell by pointing out tricks colleges play with merit aid

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Lobbying for changes to key aid program for low-income students, New America Foundation study points to tricks colleges play with Pell Grants.

Study suggests Texas's tuition policies suppressed Hispanic enrollment at research universities

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A new study suggests that giving public research university boards in Texas the power to set tuition helped raise prices and suppress Hispanic enrollment.

'New York Times' introduces new index of colleges' commitment to low-income students

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The New York Times names the most "economically diverse" top colleges (hours before a certain other ranking is released), but methodology excludes all but a few public institutions.

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