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Effort launches to boost low-income enrollment at top colleges

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A group of 30 top colleges and universities wants to enroll more low-income students, but critics question whether the focus should be elsewhere.

High school graduates to drop in number and be increasingly diverse

High school graduates are projected to come from increasingly diverse backgrounds, even as overall levels plateau -- posing a challenge for colleges and universities.

Trinity College in Connecticut sells building and changes enrollment strategy

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Trinity of Connecticut moves away from year-after-year freshmen enrollment gains and a controversial real estate purchase, aiming to be better and more diverse at a smaller size.

University of Illinois wants deal to free state funding

U of Illinois System and some legislators back plan to end budget impasse by putting limits on tuition increases and out-of-state enrollments.

Initial audit finds flaws in some law school employment reporting practices

A random review finds five of 10 institutions fell short on backing up claims about graduates' job placement success.

Reuters investigates 'special relationship' between U.S. admissions officers and Chinese education company accused of fraud

A Reuters investigation details how a Chinese company accused by multiple ex-employees of application fraud "bought access" to U.S. admissions officers.

Oberlin College to grant credit to high school students through online research project program

High school students will soon be able to earn college credit from Oberlin College for instruction neither delivered by the institution nor taught by its faculty members.

College admission counselors raise concerns over packaging of PLUS loans to students' parents

Admissions counselors raise concerns over some colleges packaging PLUS loans in financial aid award letters, possibly misleading families about cost of attendance.

More colleges drop application fees for low-income students

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City U of New York, Bowdoin and Trinity of Connecticut all move this month to drop the charges for low-income applicants.

SUNY removes question on criminal convictions from application

Sixty-four-campus system will no longer ask applicants to declare prior felony convictions. After admission, those seeking housing or certain kinds of training or experiences will be asked.

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