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

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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

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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.

Teacher suspended for withdrawing college recommendation letter for student who displayed swastika

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If a high school senior displays a swastika at his school, should colleges be told? A teacher is being punished for doing just that.

Lehigh president moves quickly on growth plans

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As many Northeastern colleges fear enrollment declines, Lehigh University charts ambitious growth plan including 1,000 additional undergraduates, 100 more faculty members and a new college of health.

Rich students flock to elite colleges, study finds, but graduating college levels playing field

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Access to certain colleges has a lot to do with income, new study finds, but graduating college levels the playing field for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

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

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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.

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