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Business scholars and administrators publish call to move away from current rankings systems

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Twenty-one scholars publish call to reject popular measures and ordinal rankings -- and to replace them with more meaningful tools for comparisons.

Top private high schools start campaign to kill traditional transcripts and change college admissions

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More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts with competency-based, nonstandardized documents -- with no grades. They plan to expand to public high schools, with goal of completely changing how students are evaluated.

New study demonstrates rise of tuition discounting and diminishing returns

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Net tuition revenue per full-time equivalent student decreased after unrestricted tuition discount rates hit 28.7 percent.

New York's tuition-free college program sparks debates and defenses

Clawback provisions and residency requirements worry critics, but New York's governor is pushing the big picture.

College apologizes for recruiting to its pep band by attacking music majors

Many music majors and music lovers were offended by Goldey-Beacom's mailing to high school students that said, "Heading off to college to major in music? Well, good luck with that!"

ABA cracks down on low-performing law schools in wake of criticism by feds

In the wake of federal criticism of its accreditation standards, the American Bar Association sanctions another for-profit law school.

Accreditor's draft policy would prohibit use of incentive-based compensation in international recruitment

Draft policy proposed by Middle States would prohibit accredited institutions from using commissioned agents in international recruitment -- as many now do.

Drew University, after spending to attract more students, faces large deficits

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Ratings agency dings small university for spending big after a new president took over. As focus shifts to a budget deficit, question becomes whether Drew can cut spending while growing enrollment.

Study shows how price sensitive students are in selecting colleges

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About 40 percent of students who decided not to go to their college or university of first choice cited reasons related to costs.

Canadian universities post large gains in international applications

A Trump effect? Many Canadian universities are reporting large gains in international applications at the same time some American universities are seeing declines.

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