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Admissions
Aug 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.

Surveys

March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Booklets

May 25, 2017 -- The new booklet, "Coping With Uncertainty: American Colleges and International Students," is the latest print-on-demand compilation of articles from Inside Higher Ed.

We invite you to download the booklet, free, here.

And Inside Higher Ed's editors will be presenting a free webinar to discuss the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, June 13, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register or find out more.

This collection of articles was made possible in part by the financial support of Kaplan International.

Archive

August 8, 2007

Steve Spurrier is hardly the first coach to blast his college's admissions process; coaches never like it when top recruits get rejected. The University of South Carolina coach’s threat this week to quit if the institution does not alter its policies is unlikely to get Spurrier everything he wants; he says the university should admit any athlete who meets the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s eligibility standards for freshmen, and university officials say they won’t go there.

August 7, 2007
Thanks to improved outreach efforts, engineering and technology universities are seeing a boost in female enrollments nearly across the board.
August 7, 2007
Some school districts are pushing for a new offering, but College Board -- citing lack of support in higher education -- is skeptical.
July 31, 2007
College rankings are a crutch that too many students and families use to avoid a thoughtful search for the right fit, Alan Contreras says.
July 31, 2007

When college leaders criticize rankings or fend off questions about accountability, they frequently point to the National Survey of Student Engagement. NSSE (pronounced like the Loch Ness monster's nickname) surveys the views of first-year and fourth-year students on a variety of measures of engagement and colleges say that they use the detailed reports they receive to improve their offerings.

July 18, 2007
Research argues that if elite colleges abandoned the SAT, they could have diverse classes without affirmative action.
July 11, 2007
Tufts sees early success in adding measures of creativity, practicality and wisdom to traditional criteria for evaluating applicants.
July 6, 2007
GRE may soon be accompanied by standardized way for graduate schools to consider applicants' non-cognitive abilities.
June 29, 2007
Supreme Court decision cites ruling that permitted use of race, but emphasis suggests colleges can expect more scrutiny.
June 28, 2007
Challenger says it will reach out to more institutions, especially publics, while dominant player defends its selective approach.

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