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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 22, 2014

Common Application changes membership rules such that colleges without application essays -- and even colleges that use formulas for admissions -- may now join.

September 19, 2014

Colleges use data to predict who they should target as they hunt for students.

September 17, 2014

Lobbying for changes to key aid program for low-income students, New America Foundation study points to tricks colleges play with Pell Grants.

September 15, 2014

A new shade on lead generation includes assessments, online courses and mentors to help ensure that students can succeed once they enroll.

September 11, 2014

A new study suggests that giving public research university boards in Texas the power to set tuition helped raise prices and suppress Hispanic enrollment.

September 4, 2014

Goucher College creates a new option in which applicants will be evaluated on the basis of a two-minute video.

September 3, 2014

Mount Holyoke College adopts formal policy to admit students who are female or who identify as women.

September 3, 2014

New report brings survey data from students, agents and institutions to bear on the debate over the use of commissioned agents in international recruitment.

September 2, 2014

University adds optional application essay on sexual orientation and gender identity.

August 29, 2014

With scrutiny of affirmative action rising, colleges and governments need fresh approaches to helping low-income and minority students attain a higher education, write David Bergeron and Scott Greytak.

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