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Higher education groups enter another Supreme Court case about race and admissions

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Only months after a ruling on affirmative action, higher ed groups again turn to the justices -- this time urging that Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in admissions be overturned.

Study finds widespread mismatching of students and colleges, primarily due to student choice

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Most students either "undermatch" (enroll at lower-quality colleges than they could get into) or "overmatch" (enroll at colleges that typically have better students than they are), new study finds. And students' choices -- not colleges' decisions -- are the reason why.

Justice Department ends probe of discussions by private colleges on merit aid

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Justice Department halts investigation of discussions among private college leaders on ways to shift spending from non-need-based to need-based aid. Some say the review -- even now that it's over -- has made institutions too nervous to go forward.

British universities sponsor soccer teams to attract foreign students

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British universities sponsor teams with goal of increasing international enrollments.

Washington state 2-year colleges will ask students about sexual orientation on registration forms

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Washington State's community colleges add voluntary questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to all student registration forms.

 

Community college offers tuition amnesty program

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A community college in Michigan offers "tuition amnesty" to collect some of what former students owe and to re-enroll them.

Pine Manor College will admit men to all programs

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Pine Manor, facing shrunken enrollment and pressure from accreditor, will admit men to all programs. Is this a sign of the times about single-sex education or the tough choices facing small private colleges?

Study suggests admissions decisions reward grade inflation

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Applicants from institutions with grade inflation are favored over those who had more rigorous instructors, study finds.

Some colleges recruit students who have already accepted offers elsewhere

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In theory, colleges aren't supposed to recruit applicants who have put down deposits elsewhere. But some do.

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