2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Admissions Directors

Hobsons recently sponsored The 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of University Admissions Directors.

Increasingly, higher education institutions in America are rethinking their admissions and recruiting practices to draw students who will be a good fit with their institutional culture.

This study addresses important questions about higher education admissions and recruiting policies and procedures as perceived by leaders grappling with key issues. 

The study addresses the following questions:

  • What undergraduate student populations are the focus of admissions recruitment efforts?
  • Did institutions meet their enrollment goals for the current academic year?
  • Are pathways programs for foreign students key parts of institutions’ recruitment strategies?
  • How are concerns about student debt affecting college admissions?
  • What factors are influencing community college admissions?
  • How are colleges reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the use of race in admissions decisions?
  • To what extent do colleges seek disciplinary records of applicants, and how is this information used?

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