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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 11, 2012

Study finds a significant decline over the last 20 years in number of institutions whose missions align with the sector.

October 8, 2012

Changes in funding models are starting to shift what public colleges and universities value in the recruitment and admissions process, favoring well-prepared, affluent students over riskier picks.

October 8, 2012

As colleges' waitlists grow, admissions leaders debate just what rights applicants should have.

October 3, 2012

A report out today argues that class-based college admissions policies would be an effective replacement for race-based affirmative action, which is at stake in an upcoming Supreme Court case.

September 28, 2012

With key Supreme Court case in the offing, social scientists defend college admissions policies that consider race.

September 25, 2012

Large gaps remain in averages of different racial and ethnic groups.

September 24, 2012

New studies question assumptions of those who defend the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

September 24, 2012

If colleges don't want glib, packaged answers, they should stop asking easy questions, writes Peter Laipson.

September 20, 2012

Court ruling raises question of whether judicial authorities should let colleges know about their applicants' (sealed) records of misconduct.

September 14, 2012

New study says test has equal predictive value for those with high and low socioeconomic status, a potentially significant finding. But critics question the analysis.

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