Advancing MBA Admissions — and the Social Good — at Marist College

This article originally appeared in AMBITION, the digital magazine published by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Kelly Holmes, dean of graduate admission at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, is wearing quite a few hats these days. In addition to managing admissions processes for 15 graduate Read More

Addressing Biomedical Programs’ Unique Admissions Challenges

Graduate biomedical programs have distinct needs when it comes to admissions. Yet, often operating under the umbrella of a larger department or organization, admissions staff are frequently forced to make do with application systems that aren’t designed to accommodate these needs. Van Andel Institute, for Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Leisurely Reading and Social Networking

17 That’s the average number of books college graduates in the U.S. read last year. This is five books above the average of all American adults, and the highest for any demographic included in a recent Pew survey. Other insights from this research show that Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Foreclosures and Renovations

1% That’s the increase in college attendance in a certain area that could lead to between 11,200 and 27,400 home foreclosures. A new study in the journal Demography showed that if college attendance rose, the rate of foreclosures would rise one year later. This trend Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Natural Disasters and Divorce

$63 million That’s the amount that will be awarded to 47 institutions that were affected by recent natural disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, by the U.S. Department of Education. Portions of the money can directly help students at risk of homelessness or displacement, Read More

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Streamlines Application Review with BioMedCAS™

When Salvatore Calabro, director of graduate admissions and enrollment for graduate programs in the biomedical sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, found out that Liaison was considering launching a Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for biomedical sciences programs, he saw it as an opportunity for his Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Surprise Free Tuition and Bootcamp

$55,000 That’s the price of tuition for an NYU medical student. In an announcement made at the culmination of the annual “White Coat Ceremony” last week, the school has decided to cover tuition costs for all current and future students. The school cites concerns about Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Campus Safety and STEM Job Security

43% That’s the percentage of the University of Washington’s new freshman class that is domestic, white students. UW boasts a “historically diverse class” this year, with 32% Asian American, 10% Hispanic and 3% African American freshman students. Asian students make up a higher than the Read More

Schreiner University Extends Limited Recruiting Resources with NursingCAS™

Schreiner University's challenge: Building a class with no time to lose When Schreiner University established a new School of Nursing to address a shortage of BSN-prepared nurses in the Texas Hill Country, creating new curriculum, hiring faculty and recruiting students left administrators with little time Read More

How Admissions Teams Use Data to Drive Better Decisions

In the age of Big Data, colleges and universities have access to a mind-numbing amount of data. Savvy schools are using that information to guide their recruiting, admissions and enrollment efforts. Whether you’re looking to improve targeting in your admissions communications, increase diversity or build Read More

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