Admissions

Department of Justice is investigating antitrust issues with regard to NACAC's ethics code

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Requests for information sent to NACAC and to institutions with professionals who were involved in drafting its new code of ethics.

Oberlin faces budget crunch due to missed enrollment targets

A smaller-than-expected freshman class is continuing to cause budget issues at the Ohio institution. Professors are tired of salary freeze.

Texas higher ed commissioner says outnumbered men feel uncomfortable on some campuses

Texas commissioner of higher education says outnumbered men are uncomfortable on some college campuses. How will the state navigate goals for growing numbers of male graduates in a world where the patriarchy women face is being laid bare?

Boston University financial aid change yields sizable increase in Pell-eligible students

Using funds from its endowment to expand financial aid, Boston University notches sizable increase in proportion of its freshmen who come from low-income backgrounds.

Report questions whether elite colleges do enough to enroll low-income students

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Elite colleges need to change policies to recruit, admit and graduate talented low-income students, report says. It calls out some by name.

Report: Justice Department will seek to sue colleges over affirmative action

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Trump administration plans to investigate and sue colleges and universities over admissions practices.

Study says common admissions practice -- measuring 'demonstrated interest' -- favors wealthier applicants

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Many colleges favor applicants who show "demonstrated interest" -- and the way they measure it puts those without money at a disadvantage, study finds.

Order on transgender troops could shake up service academies

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Military academies have had transgender students, but impact of president's shift is unknown.

Surveys document declines in international student yield rates

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At undergraduate level, Southern institutions appear to be having a tougher time attracting students from outside the U.S. Nearly half of graduate deans see declines at the master’s level, and 31 percent at the Ph.D. level.

21,000 apply for Excelsior Scholarship over five days

New York’s much-debated free public college tuition program received 21,000 applications in five days, a quick start even as many colleges project few students will receive aid from the effort.

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