Enrollment

The Educational Payoff of Paying an AP Bonus

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Study finds that giving a financial incentive to disadvantaged students who pass Advanced Placement courses -- and to their teachers -- has a range of positive impacts.

Reconsidering Open Enrollment

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One historically black college takes a first step toward changing its longstanding admissions policy, while another's president makes reference to a similar goal.

Cutting Tuition -- and Thriving

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Going against the grain, Ohio's Lourdes College reduced its price and has seen an enrollment spike. Is that model replicable elsewhere?

Communication and Comfort Across Ethnic Lines

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Study of U. of California shows interaction among different demographic groups is commonplace, students generally feel a sense of belonging.

AWOL on Civil Rights?

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Black college leaders charge Education Department is ignoring the way duplicative programs, which hurt their institutions, are being set up.

Demographic Boom and Bust

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The national growth in high school graduates ends now, a new report says. Some regions should brace for declines -- even as others prepare for continued expansion.

Enrollment Managers Struggle With Image

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Perception that they focus only on hitting numbers and increasing test scores nettles them. But they also admit many colleges operate that way -- and find it hard to fight pressures from on high.

Affirmative Action Challenged Anew

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Lawsuit against U. of Texas raises novel question: If a university has diversity success with a "percent plan," does that preclude doing more?

New Salvo in Fight on Immigrants

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North Carolina attorney general's office says that without a state law saying that undocumented students can attend community college, it's safer not to let them in at all.

How States Make Use (or Not) of Community Colleges

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New analysis shows significant gaps in percentages of enrollments at 2-year institutions, as well as in growth rates and tuition policies.

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