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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

March 4, 2014

Austin College partners with graduate schools to show liberal arts grads have clear paths to success. Undergraduates will get perks including internships, early decision admission and dual degree credit.

March 3, 2014

One university says it has already begun denying admission to “risky” applicants over fears of how it would be rated under the Obama ratings proposal.

February 28, 2014

As the pool of M.B.A. students grows, universities unveil tailored programs to capture different segments of the market.

February 27, 2014

After a difficult year with technology glitches, board decides that it's time for a new executive director. Outgoing leader of group says he is being treated as a scapegoat.

February 20, 2014

"Undermatching" and poor matching are much broader problems in education than emphasis on competitive college admissions suggests, writes Elaine Tuttle Hansen. It's time to look at the entire educational system.

February 19, 2014

Large study finds nearly identical academic performance by students who submitted and didn't submit SAT or ACT scores at test-optional colleges.

February 18, 2014

Flagler admits that it altered test scores, grades and class ranks of new students, and a senior official resigns after he acknowledges making the changes.

February 11, 2014

College Board shows growth in Advanced Placement program, along with growth in those who don't do well on the exams and continued racial gaps.

February 10, 2014

New analysis questions the assumptions behind a theory about low-income students that has attracted considerable scholarly and White House interest.

February 10, 2014

Randolph College -- disregarding policies of museum groups -- sells masterpiece painting for $25.5 million.

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