The Week in Admissions News

New tool to evaluate colleges; financial aid worker shortage; students’ job prospects; training future nurses.

November 8, 2021
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation unveils a tool to help college leaders and policy makers carry out its recommendations on how institutions can increase equity and attainment.
  • A shortage of financial aid employees is especially worrisome given that the Department of Education is now planning to beef up its enforcement of federal student aid program rules.
  • A new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that graduates from historically marginalized populations benefited from virtual job recruiting but were still less likely to get paid internships or jobs.
  • Students are enrolling in nursing programs as nurse shortages threaten hospitals across the country. But colleges and universities are having difficulty expanding their nursing programs because of limited funds, faculty and space.


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