The Week in Admissions News

Skills-based hiring; master's programs; free college; British admissions.

December 17, 2018
 
  • College credentials still loom large in hiring. But a new survey of HR leaders finds growing interest in skills-based hiring, online microcredentials and prehire assessments.
  • Master's degree programs have grown more popular, enroll more diverse students and are increasingly offered online, according to a new analysis from the Urban Institute. They're also getting more expensive, with net prices having risen faster for master's degrees than bachelor's degrees.
  • A new report from the Century Foundation addresses how states can measure the impact increases in enrollment may have on free college programs and how to deal with increased costs for those programs without restricting admissions.
  • More British universities are admitting applicants with low grades.

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