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Highlights from Higher Ed: MBA Uncertainty, Grad School Opportunities and Online Offerings

Many MBA students say they’ll request refunds and deferrals if they can’t return to campus in the fall Nearly one in three potential MBA students who have already been admitted to “top” programs would consider deferring their admission if on-campus classes have not begun again Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: At-home Standardized Testing, Admissions Worries and College Decisions

Students can now take the GRE at home The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has announced that students in several countries can now take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) from their own computers at home. However, students must have cameras on their computers so that they Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Free Tuition in California and More on the Pandemic

Education Department eases rules to accommodate colleges and universities during coronavirus crisis The federal Education Department has signaled that it plans to give colleges and universities “flexibility to adjust calendars and course schedules to accommodate students who cannot meet enrollment requirements or complete internships or Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Gender Equity, Coronavirus and Income Disparities

Advancing gender equity in business schools and the boardroom Business schools “need to intentionally brainstorm and execute strategies around women’s empowerment if they wish to play a leading role in creating a more equitable workplace,” says Erin K. O’Brien, Ph.D., assistant dean and chief enrollment Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Coronavirus Concerns, Online Learners and Completion Rates

Business schools rush to respond to coronavirus concerns With no end of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in sight, business schools around the world are implementing a variety of strategies to safeguard the health of students and faculty as well as to ensure that classes continue Read More

Norman Fortenberry on Re-engineering Education

A Q&A with the American Society for Engineering Education’s Executive Director Norman Fortenberry Liaison’s Executive Director of Association Partnerships Ron Hyman recently asked Norman Fortenberry, Executive Director of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), for his insight into how he and his colleagues are Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Free College, Alternatives to College and Missed Enrollment Goals

Most Americans favor free college, but opinions vary by age, race and politics Nearly two-thirds (63%) of U.S. adults surveyed in January said they favor making tuition at public colleges and universities free for all American students. Support for the idea is particularly high among Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Increasing International Numbers at Grad Schools, “Underemployed” Graduates and More Aggressive Recruiting

International applications and first-time enrollments rose at U.S. graduate schools After two years of declining international applications and relatively flat new international enrollments, U.S graduate schools reported increases in both categories last fall. According to data released by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the Read More

Higher Ed by the Numbers

The best way to view current trends in the most meaningful context is to compare them with past developments and future expectations. In this edition of Higher Ed by the Numbers, we’re looking back — and looking ahead — to gain deeper insights into current Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Admission Rates, STEM Designations for MBA Programs and Trustee Worries

80% of lower-ranked “top 50” MBA programs increased their acceptance rate Twenty of the 25 schools in the lower half of one “top 50” MBA-program ranking increased their acceptance rates in 2019, compared with 22 of the schools ranked in the top half. Michigan State Read More