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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

"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

May 30, 2006

Community colleges find that intense programs make a difference on retention and academic performance -- particularly for minority students.

May 26, 2006

More liberal arts colleges do away with test requirements; institutions that did so last year see big gains in numbers and diversity.

May 23, 2006

Sagging enrollment prompts changes in the college's co-op curriculum to emphasize group learning and speed up graduation.

May 18, 2006

Tragic murder sets off lawsuit and debate over who is responsible for protecting students from criminals.

May 10, 2006

Colleges are angered to be told by new college guide that if they don't take out ads, they will get blank pages.

May 5, 2006

For years, education experts have been saying that community colleges offer an underutilized path in higher education. States spend less money per student there and tuition is much lower. The institutions' emphasis on teaching and on recruiting low-income and minority students means that they reach and graduate many students overlooked by flagships or who can't afford them. While many efforts in recent years have tried to ease transfer from two- to four-year institutions, elite colleges haven't always been part of the equation.

May 3, 2006

College Board investigates what it calls small decline in scores, but larger gaps at some institutions raise questions.

April 26, 2006

3 Harvard economists add historic context -- some of it surprising -- to the issue of dwindling male enrollments.

April 26, 2006

Officials want to upgrade "2+2" vocational programs to  more sophisticated collaborations between secondary and postsecondary ed.

April 21, 2006

When educators discuss their greatest diversity challenges these days, many focus on the recruitment and retention of black male students. At many campuses, two-thirds of black students are female, and the lack of black men raises all sort of troubling questions.

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