The Week in Admissions News

The earning power of liberal arts; USC fires three; race-conscious policies; students and debt; first-generation students.

January 21, 2020
 
  • A liberal arts education may not have the highest returns in the short run, but a study finds that after 40 years, liberal arts institutions bring a higher return than most colleges.
  • The University of Southern California has fired three high-ranking athletics officials tied to the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.
  • Race-conscious policies are the best answer for addressing equity issues in higher education, according to a report from the Education Trust.
  • Data in a new online tool raise questions about how well public and nonprofit colleges and universities are doing in helping students earn enough to repay their debt.
  • Author describes her book on first-generation students.

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