Liberal arts colleges

New Online Option for Private Colleges

Consortium led by Regis U. offers different model for building distance offerings -- without risking enrollment losses.

Identifying the Racial 'Unknowns'

Over the past decade and a half, the number and proportion of college students opting not to reveal their race when asked have shot up, to 5.9 percent of all students in 2001 from 3.2 percent a decade earlier. The increases have raised two major questions: Who are these students, and why are they declining to identify themselves? The answers have implications for college officials and policy makers on a wide range of issues, including affirmative action and student life.

Great Books and City Lights

Tiny Shimer College plans to pick up and move to the Chicago campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The Cost of Trimming

West Virginia Wesleyan -- to distress of some professors -- deals with enrollment drops by cutting physics and math majors.

Size Matters

From Amherst to Pomona, liberal arts colleges are increasing enrollments -- and trying to keep a small college environment.

The New Carnegie Classifications

Foundation unveils different approach to grouping colleges -- but don't look for who is No. 1.

Affirmative Action for Men

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After op-ed by Kenyon dean underscores how college admissions officers favor male applicants, many ask: Is this legal? Is it right?

Unusual Lesson Plan at Carleton

For first time, the college cancels all classes, replacing them for a day with special academic programs related to Katrina.

A New Faith at Catholic Colleges

Muslim students arrive in significant numbers -- ready to engage in campus life while maintaining their own identities. 

A Policy Change on Study Abroad Pays Off

After Goucher College mandates international study, freshman enrollment soars to record level.

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