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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

February 19, 2008

As higher education issues go, "transfer of credit" is about as mundane and arcane as you can get. It's roll-your-sleeves-up-and-get-your-hands-dirty type work, involving transcripts and course numbers and modes of delivery and degree audits and other nuts and bolts details of the college admissions and registration process.

February 14, 2008

More students are scoring at levels viewed as indicating college-level knowledge, but black and Latino participation and success in the program lag significantly.

February 13, 2008

New study suggests counseling philosophies make a difference for those considering 4-year institutions, but not for 2-year institutions.

February 11, 2008

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, in Minnesota, use their own version of the cohort model to recruit and retain underrepresented students.

February 4, 2008

High school and college officials may be engaged in more moonlighting -- and some see incident at Penn reflecting larger issues with the industry.

February 1, 2008

Associate admissions director at Wharton ran consulting business on the side to help students get into college.

January 30, 2008

Some top business school admissions officials get free trips to Japan -- and in some cases more -- to help a company there get applicants into MBA programs.

January 24, 2008

Most students approve of the role Mom and Dad are playing in college choices -- and minority freshmen are more likely than white counterparts to want even more guidance.

January 18, 2008

Mitchell Lipton, a dean, recalls three scenes that illustrate how something terribly wrong has happened to the system.

January 17, 2008

Washington & Jefferson improved in key factors, yet fell in the eyes of U.S. News. Does this demonstrate that money is all that really counts and the rest is just for show?

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