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May 04, 2015
Smith College will now accept transgender applicants who identify as women. Will other women's colleges follow?

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

"Private College Enrollments: Needs, Numbers, Solutions" is our latest compilation of articles.

As with other such print-on-demand booklets, the compilation includes pieces that explore different strategies used by different institutions.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern, about the themes of the booklet.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Sparkroom.

Archive

April 10, 2009

Cultivating underserved students is the key to American prosperity, writes Donald Saleh.

April 6, 2009

New studies show dramatic shifts since Texas enacted law – toward reaching more high schools, but possibly excluding more transfers from community colleges.

March 30, 2009

Even as many colleges report increased student applications, administrators remain deeply worried about what will happen to enrollments this fall, given the economic turmoil facing many families. A new survey of parents of current college students suggests that college leaders' concerns are legitimate, but that the damage may not be as severe as they fear.

March 26, 2009

New research finds that end of test requirement leads to more diversity of race, ethnicity and socioeconomic diversity. Impact would grow if more colleges didn't just make test optional, but ignored scores entirely.

March 24, 2009

Given the competition, acceptance to selective colleges has become almost a random process. Why not end the myth, Chad Aldeman writes, and admit qualified students using a raffle?

March 19, 2009

California State U. reserves spots at each campus for veterans or service members selected by their commanders.

March 17, 2009

Colleges ask students' immigration status, but how and whether they verify legality varies -- as does whether they admit applicants known to be in the U.S. illegally.

March 17, 2009

First or second generation African Americans found to be much more likely than other black students -- and more likely than white students -- to attend selective colleges.

March 11, 2009

New federal data show small increase in number of Americans enrolled in college in 2007 -- with fastest growth in for-profit sector.

March 9, 2009

Generous financial aid packages will only go so far, writes Arlene Cash. Higher education needs to get involved in the lives of disadvantaged children well before they can apply to college, she says.

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