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Teacher, Adviser, Researcher… Recruiter?

Plummeting enrollments at Evergreen State College put deep cuts on the table. When the faculty volunteered to help recruit new students, the tide began to turn.

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Seeking an Enrollment Hail Mary, Small Colleges Look to Athletics

As enrollment challenges compound for small liberal arts colleges, some are betting big on new athletics programs, hoping they’ll result in new tuition revenue.

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Recruiting to Campuses Far, Far Away

Demographic shifts and funding woes have led a diverse and growing array of colleges to hire recruiters who live and work hundreds of miles from campus. Is it worth it?

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Affirmative Action Is Dead. How About Reparations?

As colleges reckon with the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban, some see an opportunity to return to the policy’s early roots: reparations through admissions.

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The ‘Fourth Wave’ of International Student Mobility

COVID effects, shifts from China to India, protectionist policies, and growing attention to employability and retention are all factors that will likely impact international student recruitment over the next decade, Ragh Singh writes.

The interior of a bus full of smiling high school students heading to University of South Alabama for a tour.

The College Tour That Comes to You

The University of South Alabama has hit on a new recruitment strategy: send the president on a bus to pick up high schoolers for a campus tour.

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Early Application Data Are Rosy, if Complex

Applications this fall rose 41 percent over pre-pandemic levels, buoyed by a big upswing in minority applicants, according to preliminary data from the Common App.

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Kansas Colleges Briefly Drop Application Fees

More than 50 colleges and universities in Kansas waived their application fees this week as part of a state initiative...