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 Wellesley College.

Source: NPR

4.3% 

That’s the acceptance rate at Stanford this year. In fact, every member of the Ivy League (except Yale) set record-low rates for admission to the Class of 2022. College consultants blame the low numbers on the schools’ focus on recruiting a broader pool of applicants and that students are applying to more schools.

Source: The Crimson

25% 

That’s how much the Chicago community college system has cut the cost of a single course by. This is just one part of a new tuition structure that aims to incentivize full-time enrollment while still discounting tuition for part-time students.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

1,500

That’s how many students attended Mount Ida College in Massachusetts. The college has announced that, although it had been trying to merge with Lasell College, it will be shutting down. The school has been facing financial struggles for several years, an issue facing many small private colleges in America.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

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