Private Urban Universities Beat Rivals in Enrollment and Revenue Growth, Moody’s Says

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Private urban universities can use their locations to their advantages and attract more international students, graduate students, and students in continuing-education programs, according to the credit-rating agency’s report.

Brexit’s Enrollment Effects

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Following the Brexit vote, many anticipate a drop in the number of E.U. students at U.K. universities. Could American institutions attract some of them?

How America Pays for College 2016

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

A snapshot of the national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos

Expanding Access To College Isn’t Enough. Students Need To Graduate

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

So, given the advantages, why is there still debate about the return on investing in a college degree?

Survey: Parents, Students Underestimate Financial Aid Eligibility

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Parents and students from low-income households were also likely to underestimate their chances of receiving financial aid.

Why College Access Depends on Your ZIP Code

Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

Even though it’s no surprise that some areas constitute “education deserts,” as Hillman calls them, the deep scarcity of colleges within manageable commuting distance shows how difficult it could be for students of limited means to have a meaningful college choice. 

Race Still a Crucial Factor in College Admissions Process

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

A new college admissions guidebook, Earning Admission: Real Strategies for Getting into Highly Selective Colleges, authored by admissions strategists Greg Kaplan and Linda Wang, looks at the challenges in the admissions process.

Underestimating Financial Aid Eligibility

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

Slightly less than one-quarter of parents and 37 percent of students believe they will qualify for financial aid, according to the results of a survey released this week by Royall & Company, a division of the Education Advisory Board (EAB).

How to Count Higher Ed Costs

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

Critics say the Higher Education Cost Adjustment index leads to the wrong conclusions on state funding and policy.

Are There Good Alternatives to Affirmative Action?

Are There Good Alternatives to Affirmative Action?

Jun 29, 2016 | No Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of race in some admissions decisions, but it doesn’t mean all colleges are free to employ the practice.

Making sense of ‘big data’ in higher ed admissions

Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

With stagnant or declining recruitment budgets and increased competition for students, leveraging the data most colleges capture is a cost-effective approach that can yield significant results.

Does Paying Students to Finish Pay Off?

Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

Tuition rebates are uncommon, but they’re not new.

Research Examines Barriers to College Access, Success

Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

Socioeconomic gaps in college enrollment and attainment have increased over time, despite policy efforts to improve access and rising returns on a college education, according to a recent paper in the Economics of Education Review.

Commercialization and Fraud in International Student Recruitment

Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

Over the past weeks a series of reports and articles have circulated addressing issues related to the increased numbers of international students coming to the US. It is important to look at those publications together to gain perspective on the commercial (and potentially corrupt) activities resulting from the trend.

LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Higher Ed

Jun 16, 2016 | No Comments

Being owned by Microsoft should allow LinkedIn to focus on its core strengths – and to leave the technology back-end to Microsoft.

Use of Predictive Validity Studies to Inform Admission Practices

Jun 16, 2016 | No Comments

This paper explores the broader subject of predictive validity studies related to a variety of admission criteria and student outcomes. Because of the breadth of this subject, the focus of the paper is on the extent to which validity studies are being utilized on campuses around the country and the ways in which the studies […]

Student Debt? Economy? What’s Behind Drop In College Enrollment?

Jun 14, 2016 | No Comments

What’s responsible for the enrollment decrease?

What First-Generation College Students Want

What First-Generation College Students Want

Jun 14, 2016 | No Comments

Sometimes young people are left out of the conversation about what they need to succeed.

Giving Students a Second Chance

Jun 14, 2016 | No Comments

A new White House initiative asks colleges to look past criminal records, removing an obstacle to higher education.

40 percent of U.S. colleges enroll fewer than 1,000 students

Jun 14, 2016 | No Comments

While we tend to picture higher education in the U.S. as dominated by public flagship campuses with tens of thousands of students, or small private colleges with thousands of students, in reality tiny colleges the size of many high schools are much more common in the market.

Balancing Tuition Predictability and Affordability: The Pitfalls of Guaranteed Tuition Plans

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

Every fall, newspapers around the nation report tuition increases as students head back to school. While tuition levels receive a significant amount of attention in the media, and by higher education leaders, policymakers, and families, the predictability of college prices is often overlooked.  

Data science, technology among key higher ed growth areas

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

Learning House research aims to help institutions think about the future

How to Fix Higher Education

How to Fix Higher Education

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

Carol Folt, chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, makes the case for more nimble, student-focused and collaborative schools.

7 findings that illustrate racial disparities in education

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

A list of seven findings about racial disparities in education that scholars and contributors at the Brookings Institution have highlighted over the past year.

College Readiness in New England: A Snapshot

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

Are students in New England acquiring the knowledge needed to pursue postsecondary education?

State funding slashes boosting tuition significantly

State funding slashes boosting tuition significantly

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

A new report details how institutions are forced to increase tuition in the face of decreased state investments

Access, Affordability and Survival in American Higher Education

Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

Data show that American higher education is moving into dangerous and uncharted waters that demand different decisions based on new ways of thinking.

Report: Private Student Loan Underwriting Likely Blocks Out Low-Income Students

Jun 9, 2016 | No Comments

Private student loans currently make up about 9 percent of the multi-billion dollar overall student loan market, but low-income students are less likely to take out private loans, even when they face similar net prices as their higher-income peers.

The Missing Piece in the Debate Over College Costs

The Missing Piece in the Debate Over College Costs

Jun 9, 2016 | No Comments

It doesn’t matter what the price tag is when the value is good.