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Sep 15, 2021
New preliminary data on fall 2020 from the U.S. Department of Education confirm declines in enrollment and retention.

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In a chaotic year, 32 percent had filled classes by May 1, campus closures hurt recruitment efforts, minority students top recruitment targets and admissions officers like test-optional admissions.

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March 8, 2006
The application process is becoming a requirement for high school graduation in some Texas districts, with encouraging results. 
March 6, 2006
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and 8 colleges unveil plan to assist low-income students at 2-year institutions.
February 24, 2006
Harvard’s increased aid and outreach to low-income students has played key role in increasing their enrollment, report says.
February 24, 2006
From Amherst to Pomona, liberal arts colleges are increasing enrollments -- and trying to keep a small college environment.
February 23, 2006
States have made some progress on aligning standards and requirements, but have far to go, report says.
February 16, 2006
NCAA considers a crackdown on high school diploma mills that help athletes get eligible.
February 10, 2006

Diploma mill operators often manage to stay one step ahead of the law, changing their location or how they operate whenever state or other authorities zero in for a crackdown. And the laws and other tools available to regulators, higher education officials, students and others to stop degree mill operators are few and flimsy. So occasionally they turn to alternative tactics to fight the degree mills and other companies that help them do business.

February 8, 2006
Many more students are enrolling in AP courses, but enrollments don't always translate into good scores.
February 7, 2006
Admissions officers, wary of those who pay for help on applications, consider new strategies.
February 7, 2006
Administration again goes after programs preparing low-income students for college -- leaving educators puzzled and angry.

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