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Final fall enrollment numbers show pandemic's full impact

Community colleges saw the largest enrollment declines this fall. Matriculation by first-time freshmen also fell sharply.

What do new projections of high school graduates mean for colleges and universities?

Colleges will need to adjust to a shrinking, diversifying pool of traditional college-aged students in the near future. What will they need to do to be ready?

More high school graduates through 2025, but pool still shrinks afterward

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Rising graduation rates mean more high schoolers receiving diplomas than previously expected as classes diversify rapidly. But by the mid-2020s, class sizes start shrinking.

U of Texas will stop using controversial algorithm to evaluate Ph.D. applicants

U of Texas at Austin has stopped using a machine-learning system to evaluate applicants for its Ph.D. in computer science. Critics say the system exacerbates existing inequality in the field.

College of Saint Rose, U of Evansville and Marquette see severe cuts proposed

The College of Saint Rose, University of Evansville and Marquette University are seeing massive academic cuts. Officials point to ongoing demographic trends. Faculty grieve and fight back.

Black Auburn alumni, students say university needs to change

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Auburn University has come under fire for its diversity and inclusion -- or lack thereof -- before. Now alumni are fighting for real change.

Institutions planning to offer more in-person opportunities in spring

While most institutions are staying the course with what they did in the fall, some that played this semester safe are planning to expand in-person options for students in the spring.

NSF data on doctorates granted show slow growth, with some exceptions

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The NSF’s new data on Ph.D.s earned in 2019 include some bright spots, including gains for underrepresented minority groups. But COVID-19 threatens to wreak havoc on soon-to-be and recent Ph.D.s for years to come, experts say.

Education Department fines Temple $700,000 in rankings scandal

Education Department says the university's business school lied to U.S. News repeatedly -- to gain No. 1 spot in online rankings and to attract students.

After students propose racial justice club, some professors deem it divisive

Students at the University of Dallas proposed a club focused on racial justice. Some students and faculty members argued the club would be divisive.

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