“The transfer application process reflects the inequitable state of higher education,” says a new report from the Common App that provides one of the first nationwide datasets on transfer applications to U.S. colleges and universities.
Report: 40.4 million former students have college credit but no credential
The population of postsecondary students who left school without a degree or credential has grown, and fewer of them are returning to college.
Tuition discounts at private colleges and universities hit record high
U.S. colleges and universities are offering ever-greater discounts to make their institutions more affordable and attractive as they compete for students who are increasingly concerned about the value of a college education.
At many HBCUs, men represent just one third of undergraduates
Male students make up a shrinking share of undergraduates at many HBCUs across the country, mirroring overall declines in Black student enrollment that could stall efforts to diversify in-demand professions.
Academics convene at Georgetown to discuss the future of three-year bachelor’s degrees
Representatives from a dozen higher education institutions recently met at Georgetown University to discuss the potential promise of and impediments to three-year bachelor’s degree programs.
Without DACA protections, undocumented students meet increased barriers to college
In states that prohibit undocumented youth from enrolling in public colleges and universities, undocumented students face a difficult path to higher education.
A ‘national call to action’ to strengthen Black student enrollment
After a decade of decreased Black student enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities, a new group of higher education leaders is urging institutions to better support Black learners.
One in four college-bound students say they ruled out a school due to its state’s political climate
Some high-school seniors say they are steering clear of colleges and universities in states with unappealing political, policy, or legal situations and focusing instead on schools in regions where they believe they’re most likely to thrive.
Report: Transfer rates from two-year to four-year colleges continue descent, falling 14.5% since the onset of the pandemic
As transfer enrollment from two- to four-year colleges tumbles, bachelor’s degrees may be increasingly out of reach for low-income students at community colleges, experts say.
Could direct admissions reduce barriers for low-income, first-gen students?
Although direct admissions can open doors to postsecondary education for students from underrepresented communities, a simpler application process isn’t enough to make college truly accessible, some experts say.
Enrollment stabilizing, colleges welcome more first-year students, report finds
After several years of large enrollment declines, undergraduate enrollment showed signs of stabilizing in fall 2022 but remained below pre-pandemic levels.
Disparities in academic preparation during K-12 key force in college enrollment gaps
More first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented minority students are applying to college, but uneven K-12 academic preparation remains a barrier to their enrollment in postsecondary institutions.