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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

September 3, 2013

Only months after a ruling on affirmative action, higher ed groups again turn to the justices -- this time urging that Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in admissions be overturned.

August 27, 2013

While many colleges have not yet felt the effects of sequestration, federal spending cuts could be destructive for tribally controlled colleges.

August 20, 2013

Study links gender gap in high school grade-point average with students' intentions, as early as middle school, to go to college.

August 19, 2013

College readiness initiative -- focused on leveraging programs and resources to drive college-going for all students -- was particularly successful with African-American and Latino students.

August 13, 2013

Most students either "undermatch" (enroll at lower-quality colleges than they could get into) or "overmatch" (enroll at colleges that typically have better students than they are), new study finds. And students' choices -- not colleges' decisions -- are the reason why.

August 13, 2013

Study finds that when white people are told of the success of Asian applicants, their commitment to basing admissions on grades and test scores drops.

August 8, 2013

Justice Department halts investigation of discussions among private college leaders on ways to shift spending from non-need-based to need-based aid. Some say the review -- even now that it's over -- has made institutions too nervous to go forward.

August 7, 2013

U. of Virginia changes rules for its highly praised program for low-income students. Going forward, they will need loans.

August 1, 2013

Pine Manor, facing shrunken enrollment and pressure from accreditor, will admit men to all programs. Is this a sign of the times about single-sex education or the tough choices facing small private colleges?

July 30, 2013

Applicants from institutions with grade inflation are favored over those who had more rigorous instructors, study finds.

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