The Week in Admissions News

Ideas to make colleges more socioeconomically diverse; the power of a bachelor's degree; servicers of student loans; spring enrollment keeps slipping; Title IX.

March 15, 2021
  • Ithaka S&R has released a report with four ideas about how the federal government could encourage colleges to become more socioeconomically diverse.
  • American adults with a bachelor’s degree live longer than those without one, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Southern California and Princeton University.
  • Officials from 11 states asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to reverse two Trump administration policies that they say keeps them from being able to regulate private servicers of student loans.
  • Undergraduate enrollment fell by 4.5 percent versus last spring, with deep drops among some underrepresented students, according to early data. Graduate enrollment ticked up, but not enough to prevent an overall decline in student numbers.
  • President Biden ordered the Education Department to re-examine former education secretary Betsy DeVos's controversial rule on campus sexual misconduct.



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