Enrollment

Dodging the Bullet

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Many feared private colleges would lose students amid the recession, but on average they've slightly increased enrollment, according to a new survey.

Send in the Wolf

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In a perilous time for many small colleges facing economic difficulties, a cadre of ex-presidents and consultants are increasingly called on to clean up the mess and set the stage for recovery.

Buyer's Remorse

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As the University of California grapples with massive budget reductions, the youngest institution in the 10-campus system is once again being forced to defend its very right to exist.

Furloughs, program cuts and layoffs now plague the system, and those draconian measures have many asking whether the university can afford to nurse along the Merced campus, which was born into controversy and still struggles to attract students.

Last-Minute Additions

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Facing enrollment “emergency,” Massachusetts community college adds 40 classes days before semester begins to accommodate unprecedented number of eleventh-hour registrations.

(Not) Crossing the Finish Line

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New book finds large gaps in graduation rates at flagship universities, raising questions about how rates are measured, standardized tests, "mismatch" critique of affirmative action, community colleges, and more.

Growing Graduate Enrollments

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Gains by female, minority and American students led to 4.5% increase in those starting programs in fall of 2008.

'Hollow Victory' for Undocumented Students

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After flip-flopping on its admissions policy for nearly a decade, the North Carolina State Community College Board voted Friday to admit undocumented immigrants with one major catch: They must pay out-of-state tuition.

The Last Stop

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Among last to start classes in California, community colleges on quarter system struggle -- amid severe budget cuts and overcrowding -- to serve students being turned away elsewhere.

Crowding Out For-Profit Colleges

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Study finds taxpayer-supported bond initiatives shift students from area proprietary institutions to community colleges, boosting enrollment at these already crowded public institutions.

The Ever-Expanding U. of Phoenix

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For-profit giant reports that its enrollment grew to 443,000 as of August, up 22 percent from a year ago. But stock drops as company announces federal inquiry.

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