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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

June 13, 2013

Admissions association panel seeks to lift ban on agents paid on commission in international student recruiting -- while maintaining that the "best practice" is not to use them at all.

June 12, 2013

In its first year, a much-touted "shopping sheet" to help new college students and their families appears to be having minimal impact.

June 10, 2013

Devorah Lieberman wants pundits to stop ignoring the evidence that college helps people economically, even in economic downturns.

May 29, 2013

Jason Richwine quit Heritage Foundation amid controversy over his Harvard dissertation on race and IQ. Critics are now raising questions about work by a Michigan State physicist and vice president.

May 28, 2013

Northwestern admissions leader created fake fields on internal database to classify those upset about some rejections. The humor didn't go over well with the parent of one rejected applicant.

May 17, 2013

Colleges enrolled 2.3 percent fewer students this spring than last, a steeper drop than the 1.8 percent decline reported by the National Student Clearinghouse for the fall.

May 16, 2013

New study stresses importance of talking about higher education well before it's time to start applying.

May 15, 2013

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor reported an acceptance rate of 27.4 percent. It was really 89.1 percent.

May 15, 2013

Berry College, in Georgia, sues Tennessee after being told that because it is advertising in Nashville, it should be treated as if it were operating a college there.

May 15, 2013

New research says that by examining both socioeconomic status and "overachievement," colleges could increase racial diversity without considering race.

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