Highlights from Higher Ed: Operational Deficits and Affordability

42 That’s how many colleges were analyzed as part of a new study published in the New York Times. The study found that high schools that were visited for recruiting events were whiter and wealthier than schools that weren’t visited. Source: The New York Times Read More

KU Executive Director of MBA and MSB Programs Discusses Trends and Triumphs in Graduate Management Education

Liaison International’s Bob Alig recently sat down with Dee Steinle, executive director of MBA and MSB programs, to discuss how the University of Kansas School of Business is adapting to keep pace with shifting demands in the graduate management education landscape. Read how KU is Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Early Admissions and New Tuition Structures

40% That’s the percentage of classes at “elite” colleges that are filled by early applicants. The Justice Department is now investigating possible antitrust violations at these schools related to the sharing of information between them. The schools in question include Amherst College, Middlebury College and Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Tuition Savings and Waiting Lists

$20,000 That’s how much the average out-of-state or international student could save by completing a three-year bachelor’s degree program ("Degree in 3") at Purdue University. Purdue has used Degree in 3 to try to attract a wider range of students, especially since the College of Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: TOPS and Tuition Increases

70% That’s the percentage of 5,000 surveyed students who went to college websites primarily for information about majors and minors. Only 19% of these students most wanted to see information on a school’s ranking or reputation, and only 31% most wanted to see information on Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Strategic Task Forces and New Rankings

6 That’s how many graduate school disciplines were evaluated to create the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Graduate Schools list: business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing. This year, U.S. News updated the Best Graduate Schools methodologies by reducing the value of certain Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Cut Majors and Full Disclosure

13  That’s how many majors were cut at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point last week, including art, English, geography, Spanish, history and political science. Planned areas for reinvestment are focused on natural resources and more job-oriented fields, including aquaculture, environmental engineering, master of Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Chatbots and Forums

2,000 That’s how many pre-programmed answers exist for Georgia State University’s chatbot, Pounce, in order to answer student questions via text. In 2013, two researchers tested several approaches for increasing the number of low-income students who enrolled in college as planned. Inspired by the research, Read More

3 Tips to Stretch Your Recruitment Marketing Resources

Peru State College was Nebraska’s first college, originally established in 1867 as a teacher training school with one building and 60 students. Since then, it has transformed into a state-of-the-art institution that offers diverse educational programs to 2,400 students. Despite its small size, Peru State Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Peaceful Protests and the “Aid Race”

40+  That’s how many American colleges and universities have issued statements supporting prospective students who choose to join peaceful protests alongside Parkland shooting survivors. Dozens of institutions have also come forward to say that any disciplinary action taken against a prospective student who was peacefully Read More