Highlights from Higher Ed: Standardized Test Scores and the Death of Higher Ed

RJ Nichol
Jun 15, 2018


That’s the percentage of international students who will be attending Franklin & Marshall College this fall, even though international enrollment dropped by 7% last year across the US. The college attributes some of this success to their decision to send a faculty member to China for several weeks to participate in yield events and explain the benefits of a liberal arts education.

Source: Inside Higher Ed


That’s how many higher ed institutions have decided to no longer require standardized test scores. As grades and SAT scores become less indicative of “best fit,” schools are turning to other factors, included “demonstrated interest” and ability to pay.

Source: The Atlantic


That’s how many of the nation’s minority-serving colleges were examined in a new report by the American Council on Education. The report found that lower-income students who attend minority-serving colleges are more likely to see a jump in their economic status than are those who attend other colleges.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

2 million

That’s how much the number of students enrolled in higher education has dropped in five years and some believe that the higher ed bubble is about to burst. The Atlantic hypothesizes about what the “death” of higher ed looks like.

Source: The Atlantic

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