Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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Most Recent Articles

September 24, 2020
Briar Cliff University David Hoferer, biology/environmental science Daniel Jung, biology Oregon State University
September 23, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of students who registered to take the exam in September or October will be unable to take it.
September 23, 2020
Not just donors' children, but athletes and the babysitter of a colleague of the director of undergraduate admissions got into the university, although they weren't qualified. Berkeley in particular is criticized.
September 23, 2020
Mark Hauser, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in the admissions scandal. He will be sentenced in January. According to Hauser’s plea agreement, the government will recommend a sentence of six months in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $40,000 and restitution.
September 22, 2020
Chowan University is starting a master of arts in organizational leadership. Denver Seminary is starting a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision.
September 21, 2020
The college admission test was supposed to be given Saturday, but many testing centers were closed.
September 21, 2020
A normal (or close?) college experience; California voters are dubious of plan to restore affirmative action; NACAC's "roadmap"; Chicago English Department's priorities; nuances of free college.
September 21, 2020
Record numbers were concerned about filling their classes and expect enrollment to decline. Most who went test optional expect to stay that way.
September 21, 2020
When faculty from the institution to which students transfer engage with the students early on, it increases the odds of a transfer taking place.
September 21, 2020
The justice, who died Friday, wrote decisions that upheld rights of women, racial minorities and gay people in higher education.


June 24, 2020
And the introduction of letters to the editor.
February 10, 2020
Panel of professors back keeping SAT or ACT at the University of California, for now, but other colleges continue to drop them as requirements.
February 4, 2019
But college will enroll those who were admitted early decision or were admitted a year ago and deferred enrolling.
May 26, 2017
Decision says the administration’s policy discriminates unconstitutionally on the basis of religion.
March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.
February 2, 2017
California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests -- reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus -- over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur. UPDATE: Trump suggests university should lose federal funds.
March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.
June 22, 2015
What will trustees and administrators at other small colleges learn from a reversal and four months of controversy?
May 29, 2015
15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.
April 7, 2015
Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.


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