Rethinking Admissions and Enrollment: How Colleges are Adapting to the Shrinking of Higher Ed

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Abstract: Colleges were plenty worried about an enrollment crash even before the pandemic hit. Undergraduate enrollment has since fallen, with community colleges taking the biggest hit. Themuch-discussed “enrollment cliff” still liesahead, with the number of high-school graduates projected to decline sharply after 2025. On top of that, the future pool islikely to include more low-income and first-generation students, who need broader types of support. All of that has led colleges to look for creative ways to boost enrollment and retention. They’re sharpening their identities, casting a wider net for prospective applicants, and improving the student experience. This collection features many of The Chronicle’s best reads on a topic that’s on everyone’s mind. (From Introduction of Rethinking Admission and Enrollment p.3)

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Language: English
Date: 2022
Students, School Admission Criteria, Universities and colleges & Admission, Chronicle of Higher Education, Undergraduate enrollment, College attendance

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