Enrollment

Presidential Ouster at Quincy

The Illinois college cites no reason for the move, but enrollment has declined sharply in recent years. 

Beyond the Flagships

U. of Texas System embraces a move to promise free tuition and fees to neediest students, with 7 of 9 universities in step so far.

Access and Success -- Is it Either/Or?

Researchers say California policies on community colleges, with focus on access, have inadvertently built barriers to degree completion.

An In-State Tuition Debate

State by state, leaders consider the thorny question of whether students living there illegally should pay in-state fees.

Closing the 'Degree Gap'

Reports about flagging U.S. competitiveness are about as common as college presidents quoting The World Is Flat or politicians worrying about jobs being transported to China or India.

Florida Nixes Early Decision

With recent surge in applications, university decides to consolidate admissions deadlines.

40 Years of Changes in the Student Body

Researchers who conduct annual survey of freshmen offer a look at long-term trends.

Foreign Graduate Applications Up Again

Rate of growth slows, though, and numbers still trail pre-2003 level.

Courses About and for Black Men

Community colleges, worried about enrollment and retention, mix classroom and mentor experiences to boost the numbers.

'Tearing Down the Gates'

In a mix of individual students' stories and demographic analysis, a new book by Peter Sacks offers a critical analysis of the role of colleges in the class structure of the United States. Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education is being published this month by the University of California Press. The book urges colleges to pay much more attention to issues of class, and to breaking down class barriers.

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