Presidential Reactions to the Supreme Court Decision on Admissions Vary by Region and Institution Type

After the Supreme Court’s ruling on the consideration of race in postsecondary admissions, Inside Higher Ed and Hanover Research partnered to survey presidents and understand their opinions on the ruling and its implications on admissions.

Navigating the Current Admissions Landscape with Insights from Admission Directors

According to Inside Higher Ed’s 2023 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors (conducted in conjunction with Hanover Research), less than half of institutions met new student enrollment goals by May 1, and only 21 percent of those missing targets then met them by June 1.

What Should Institutions Be Focusing On to Recruit “Generation Pandemic”?

The Education Advisory Board (EAB) has released a new paper that provides insights on how the pandemic has changed college searches and recruitment for “Gen P,” the generation of students whose college decisions were impacted by their pandemic experience.

Equity, Diversity, and Tenure: Insights from CUPA-HR’s Higher Ed Admissions Workforce Report 

e College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) has released a new report on the college admissions workforce, arguing that as higher education is undergoing unprecedented change, colleges and universities should take this opportunity to reconsider the future of their admissions departments.

Direct Admissions: Considerations for Policy and Practice

Researchers from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) recently released a short report on considerations around direct admissions policies. Direct admissions is a method to admit students to an institution while circumventing the traditional student application process.

Essay Examines Expansion of Test-optional Admissions Policies

A new essay from the Urban Institute analyzes the expansion of test-optional college admissions policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Scandal, Trust, and the Role of College Presidents in Times of Crisis

ACE partnered with researchers from the USC Rossier School of Education to field a national survey of college and university presidents to better understand their viewpoints on college admissions and public trust in higher education. Read the survey results along with some equity-focused strategies that could strengthen the process.

College Admissions During COVID-19

Findings from the Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors detail an admissions season unlike any other for colleges across the nation.

What We Know About Enrollment Changes in the Time of COVID-19

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has launched a series called Stay Informed, which examines how enrollment has shifted as a result of COVID-19 and compares enrollment data for May through July 2020 with enrollment data from the last two years.

The Harvard Admissions Case: Reactions to the Judge’s Ruling

ACE Vice President and General Counsel Peter G. McDonough talks with four experts on diversity in admissions policy about the recent district court decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard.

We Are All Complicit in the College Admissions Scandal

In wake of the recent college admissions scandal, former Tulane President Scott Cowen writes that it’s time to own up to our mistakes, close admissions loopholes, and rethink what it means to be elite.