New book argues most colleges are about to face significant decline in prospective students

New book says most colleges -- and the vast majority of nonelite institutions -- are about to face severe shortage of potential students.

Lyon College hopes to attract more students by welcoming their pets

Lyon College seeks advantage in recruiting students by allowing them to bring four-legged companions.

Essay on football factories, expected and unexpected

Issues related to sports powerhouses play out at elite academic institutions, not just those playing for Division I championships, writes Jim Jump.

Study tracks impact of intensive college counseling on low-income students

Intense advising shifts the college choices of low-income students, study finds.

Essay urges more of a focus on economic mobility in considering college options

Samuel L. Stanley says students, families and college counselors need to consider the future -- and not arbitrary rankings -- when evaluating colleges.

A roundup of recent news on admissions

Enrollment decline; new television show; debate over nursing degrees; student debt in New York City; veto on aid for for-profits in New York State.

ETS Cuts Pay for Some Test Raters

The Educational Testing Service sent an email to those who work as "raters" of the Graduate Record Exam and other tests this week telling them that their hourly pay is being cut from $20 to $15. Some of those who reached out to Inside Higher Ed said they were not happy about the change.

A spokesman for ETS issued this statement: "The change is being made as part of an effort to bring rater pay rates for ETS testing programs into closer alignment, and to bring ETS into line with current industry standards. While we understand the raters’ disappointment, this decision is necessary as a result of market conditions and for ETS to remain competitive."

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Roundup of admissions news

Chinese students at American universities; “post-traditional” learners; who changes majors?

Essay on affirmative action for male students

Jim Jump considers the extra point that was awarded -- only to male applicants -- by Brigham Young.

Despite concerns of many, early-admissions programs continue to see growing number of applicants

Many educators say these programs favor the wealthy, but more and more applications came in this year -- to all kinds of institutions.


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