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Mar 25, 2021
Unprecedented declines in college enrollment among new high school graduates appeared last fall. Drops were especially steep for graduates of low-income high schools.

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Student transfer is an increasing priority for officials at two- and four-year colleges alike, but they blame each other for flaws in the process. Experts want them to focus on the students' needs.

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September 7, 2017

Using funds from its endowment to expand financial aid, Boston University notches sizable increase in proportion of its freshmen who come from low-income backgrounds.

September 5, 2017

Amid concerns about visas and the political environment, some institutions are maintaining or even increasing their enrollment numbers, but many report drops, some by as much as 30 to 50 percent for new students.

August 18, 2017

Elite colleges need to change policies to recruit, admit and graduate talented low-income students, report says. It calls out some by name.

August 15, 2017

New survey shows a partisan divide over higher ed aspirations for children -- that narrows when Republicans and Democrats are given more information. And study finds skepticism of affirmative action.

August 8, 2017

Georgetown and Northwestern announce they will accept GRE, not just LSAT. But ABA may move in ways that limit the option and that some fear would impede diversity efforts.

August 4, 2017

Michael S. Roth discusses why we must resist efforts to restrict affirmative action.

August 3, 2017

U of Texas prevailed in affirmative action case in large part because of its research. Will other colleges be able to match that analysis? And will legal and political battles change if focus is on rejected Asian-American applicants?

August 2, 2017

Trump administration plans to investigate and sue colleges and universities over admissions practices.

July 27, 2017

Military academies have had transgender students, but impact of president's shift is unknown.

July 27, 2017

Many colleges favor applicants who show "demonstrated interest" -- and the way they measure it puts those without money at a disadvantage, study finds.

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