The New California Public Higher Education System

It all began last month with news that the University of California’s Board of Regents voted to raise tuition by 32% next fall.  An article in the NY Times illustrated how hundreds of student protesters voiced concerns regarding the tuition increase.  Students commented on how the increase will affect the diversity on campus, especially since […]

Most Students Attend the Type of College They Prefer–Despite Economy

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports this morning on a new study that finds that the overwhelming majority of students heading off to college this fall will be attending the sort of college they prefer. Of the nearly 40,000 respondents, 86% of those who said they preferred a public college will be attending a public […]

Early Decision Applications Up–Despite Economic Downturn

Yesterday Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reported in a lengthy (but characteristically thorough) article that despite the economic downturn, the number of early decision applications to many expensive, private colleges is up this year over last. Mr. Jaschik offers the following possible explanations: 1.  Colleges are better communicating that college fit matters, so students […]

Economy Sinks, and Applications to Business Schools Soar

When the going gets rough, the rough go to grad school. Or something like that. The International Herald Tribune ran an article yesterday about the increase in the numbers of applications to business schools this year. Business schools are a counter-cyclical business: they tend to do well when the economy stinks. What are students not […]