Highlights from Higher Ed: By the Numbers

RJ Nichol
Jan 5, 2018

3.6 million

That’s how many Latino students were enrolled in public and private colleges last year, a number that has nearly tripled from 1.3 million in 1999.

Even so, research shows that Latino students aren’t getting the equal access needed to earn bachelor’s degrees. How can the gap in graduate rate be fixed?

Source: DallasNews


That’s how much new international students declined this past fall, according to a survey of 500 colleges by the Institute of International Education. Campuses across the country, particularly in the Midwest, have been forced to make new rounds of cuts, brought on in large part by a loss of international students.

Source: NYTimes


That’s how many admissions decisions need to be decided by April 1 at the University of Maryland. The latest available federal data shows the 50 state flagships received 1.3 million applications in 2016, up 79 percent compared with 10 years earlier.

Source: The Washington Post


That’s how many early applicants to Harvard were admitted to the class of 2022.

This year’s acceptance rate for early applicants is roughly equal to last year’s rate — the lowest since the return of the early admission program in 2011. The overall early applicant pool was the largest since the program’s reinstatement.

Source: The Crimson

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