Freshmen Abandon Business

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Amid recession, incoming students find field of study less appealing than ever, according to national survey.

Gender Gap Stops Growing

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New analysis suggests that -- except for Latinos -- the decline in male enrollment rates has leveled off.

The Private Role in the 2020 Goals

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2 groups of independent colleges announce new efforts to identify ways to enroll and graduate more low-income students.

The 'Prior Learning' Edge

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With the number of high school-aged Americans beginning to ebb, President Obama's goal of dramatically increasing the number of U.S. citizens with postsecondary credentials is going to be impossible to achieve without significantly more adults returning to and graduating from college.

Express Lane to a B.A.

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A year after politicians and pundits started talking about three-year degrees, more colleges are starting programs or considering them.

Aim High Without Fear

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New research discounts idea that those who aspire to a college degree and fail to attain one will suffer psychological damage.

More Students, Less Money

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Community colleges are used to "doing more with less" -- but if they weren't accustomed to it before the economic downturn, they are growing more so with each passing day, as a survey to be released today shows.

What Men Need

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Patrick White was vice president and dean of the faculty at Saint Mary's College in Indiana, a women's college, before he became president of Wabash College, one of the four remaining four-year colleges in the United States that educate only men.

For-Profit, for African-Americans?

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For-profit higher education has had no difficulty attracting black students. When the University of Phoenix announced its growth to 443,000 students in the fall, it noted that 27.7 percent of its new students are African-American.

Retention, From Beginning to End

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NEW ORLEANS -- A few years ago, most of the enrollment-related sessions at a meeting like the annual conference of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers were related to getting students in the front door. Some still are -- colleges still must keep up a steady flow of entering students, of course.


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