The Week in Admissions News

Chinese students at American universities; “post-traditional” learners; who changes majors?

December 11, 2017

Here are links to coverage of admissions issues in Inside Higher Ed during the last week.

  • Graduates with math degrees fare well on the job market, but a greater share of students leave the major than any other, new federal data show.
  • New book looks at “who changes, how much and into what” with influx of Chinese students into U.S. universities and at the underground learning networks students cultivate.
  • Many changes are needed -- in federal financial aid policies and how institutions and others recognize nonformal learning, among other things -- if undergraduates who are "post-traditional learners" are to get a meaningful postsecondary credential, the American Council on Education says in a new report.


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