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How new scholarship programs saved UT Austin's Pell enrollment

The Texas flagship university is seeing an increase in low-income enrollment at a time when many higher education experts are worried that the most vulnerable students are putting their educations on hold.

Inequity in college access continues for Black, Latinx students, report finds

An examination of the most selective public universities in the country found that representation of students of color has seen few -- if any -- improvements since 2000.

Financial peril prompting calls to close some public college campuses, but systems can often make smarter choices, experts say

Some public colleges are already on the chopping block. But as college and university systems brace for incoming state budget cuts, they can streamline services and work cohesively to save money, experts say.

University of California faculty decline to endorse test-optional admissions

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The University of California's Academic Senate declines to endorse test-optional admissions policies for the system.

Public universities band together on completion rates and achievement gaps

New project from land-grant university association will bring 100 institutions together to work on improving student completion rates and closing achievement gaps.

High-achieving, low-income students remain rare at the most selective colleges

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The most selective colleges are failing to enroll more low-income students, so the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is calling for a "poverty preference" in college admissions.

University of Iowa looks to aid as it tries to increase resident enrollment

Under pressure from its governing board the University of Iowa is leveraging financial aid to increase resident enrollment. And as competition for the state's students is increasing, the number of college-bound Iowans is not -- causing concern among Iowa's private colleges. 

Conference and new research takes a broader look at the college match challenge

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College-match discussion should be about typical students and colleges, experts say at conference, not just whether high-performing, low-income students get into elite colleges.

Anxiety over massive proposed cuts to Louisiana's colleges felt across the state

Students, faculty and administrators in Louisiana are under a cloud of uncertainty as state officials look for revenue streams to avoid making one of the largest cuts to higher education in history. 

UC Berkeley proposes a global educational hub -- in its own backyard

Rather than build a branch campus abroad, UC Berkeley hopes to bring foreign universities to California to participate in a proposed global educational hub.

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