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Feb 13, 2015
An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.

Surveys

Sept. 18, 2014: Inside Higher Ed's 2014 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Officers explored the perspectives and opinions of campus admissions and enrollment leaders on a range of pressing issues. Download a copy of the survey report here.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by advertising from ELS Educational Services, Jenzabar, Liaison International, and Perceptive Software.

Booklets

"Educating Nontraditional Students" is a free compilation of articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about strategies for recruiting, retaining and graduating nontraditional students. The articles involve a wide range of institutions, the use of technology and different curricular approaches.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On Thursday, September 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will conduct a free webinar to talk about the issues raised in the booklet's articles. To register for the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of SmartDegree.

Archive

October 25, 2013

Administration officials summoned university presidents to discuss a possible effort to get more low-income, academically talented students to apply to the nation’s best institutions.  

October 24, 2013

Increasingly sophisticated data slicing tools are changing student recruitment. Who benefits?

October 22, 2013

George Washington U. said for years that ability to pay wasn't a factor in admissions. It wasn't true.

October 18, 2013

Students who favor affirmative action should follow their principles and help minority students -- by choosing not to apply to highly selective colleges, writes Mark Bauerlein.

October 16, 2013

State lawyer defending ban on affirmative action suggests U. of Michigan end preference for alumni children -- and Justice Sotomayor objects.

October 8, 2013

Survey finds that just 13 percent of international applicants who used education agents knew whether they earned commissions from colleges.

 

October 1, 2013

Study suggests that seemingly small expenses may discourage low-income students from applying to more colleges.

September 30, 2013

Obama administration tells colleges they need not change policies in light of recent Supreme Court decision.

September 30, 2013

As Bard restores idea of writing your way into college, we offer a look at its essay prompts, and others. Are colleges asking the right questions? Was Kant correct about dishonesty? And how cool is the mantis shrimp?

September 30, 2013

New study documents that there are groups of black and Latino males in urban high schools who are poised for college success, and who generally don't know their college options.

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