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Report questions whether elite colleges do enough to enroll low-income students

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Elite colleges need to change policies to recruit, admit and graduate talented low-income students, report says. It calls out some by name.

Report: Justice Department will seek to sue colleges over affirmative action

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Trump administration plans to investigate and sue colleges and universities over admissions practices.

Study says common admissions practice -- measuring 'demonstrated interest' -- favors wealthier applicants

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Many colleges favor applicants who show "demonstrated interest" -- and the way they measure it puts those without money at a disadvantage, study finds.

Number of colleges and universities drops sharply amid economic turmoil

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The number of colleges and universities eligible to award federal financial aid dropped by 5.6 percent in 2016-17. The vast majority of disappearing institutions were for-profit colleges, but more than 30 private nonprofits were among them.

Surveys document declines in international student yield rates

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At undergraduate level, Southern institutions appear to be having a tougher time attracting students from outside the U.S. Nearly half of graduate deans see declines at the master’s level, and 31 percent at the Ph.D. level.

One-third of colleges opt into new student aid program for private institutions in New York State

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Private colleges in New York State criticized Governor Cuomo’s plan to give some of their students much more aid in return for limits on tuition increases and more money from institutions. But 30 are still opting in.

Supreme Court partially reinstates Trump’s travel ban

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Court agrees to hear case, reinstates ban except for foreign nationals -- including admitted students -- “who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

Top private high schools start campaign to kill traditional transcripts and change college admissions

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More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts with competency-based, nonstandardized documents -- with no grades. They plan to expand to public high schools, with goal of completely changing how students are evaluated.

College completion rates vary by race and ethnicity, report finds

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On average, white and Asian students earn a college-level credential at a rate about 20 percentage points higher than Hispanic and black students do, a new report shows.

Accreditor's draft policy would prohibit use of incentive-based compensation in international recruitment

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Draft policy proposed by Middle States would prohibit accredited institutions from using commissioned agents in international recruitment -- as many now do.

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