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I'm a Contrarian. Or maybe I'm not.
I'm a Contrarian. Or maybe I'm not.

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All the 2015 Freshman Full-pays
There is no problem so great that it can't be solved by enrolling more full-pay students, it seems.  And in the minds of some, there is no solution so frequently tossed out there.  I've heard several presidents say, "We're doing this to attract more full-pa...
All the 2015 Freshman Full-pays
All the 2015 Freshman Full-pays
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Measuring Internationalism in American Colleges
How International is a college?  And how do you measure it?  There are certainly a lot of ways to think about it: Location in an international city like New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, for instance.  The extent to which the curriculum takes into account ...
Measuring Internationalism in American Colleges
Measuring Internationalism in American Colleges
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Looking at Transfers
It's official: Princeton has broken its streak of not considering transfer students for admission, and has admitted 13 applicants for the Fall, 2018 term of the 1,429 who applied, for an astonishing how-low-can-you-go admit rate of 0.9%.  Of course, we'll h...
Looking at Transfers
Looking at Transfers
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Want to increase graduation rates? Enroll more students from wealthier families.
OK. Maybe the headline is misleading.  A bit. I've written about this before: The interconnectedness of indicators for colleges success.  This is more of the same with fresher data to see if anything has changed. Spoiler alert: Not much. What's new this tim...
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How have admit rates changed over time?
Parents, this one's for you. Things are different today, or so everyone says.  If you want to see how admit rates have changed over time at any four colleges, this is your chance.  Just follow the instructions and take a look to compare how things have chan...
How have admit rates changed over time?
How have admit rates changed over time?
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Early Decision and Early Action Advantage
There is a lot of talk about admission rates, especially at the most competitive colleges and universities, and even more talk, it seems, about how much of an advantage students get by applying early, via Early Decision (ED, which is binding) or Early Actio...
Early Decision and Early Action Advantage
Early Decision and Early Action Advantage
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Tuition at State Flagships
The College Board publishes good and interesting data about college tuition, including a great table of tuition at state flagship universities. (I realized while writing this that I don't know how a university is designated a state flagship.  Maybe someone ...
Tuition at State Flagships
Tuition at State Flagships
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College Board AP Data
The College Board recently released data on its AP Exams.  I've downloaded several workbooks already, and of the one I've dug into, I've only been able to get through two worksheets.  The data presentation is clunky (please, agencies, provide un-pivoted dat...
College Board AP Data
College Board AP Data
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How is College Enrollment in the US Changing?
College enrollment is down.  Or maybe it's up.  Or maybe it's both. When you read headlines, you don't get a lot of nuance. And in a country as big as ours, with such an incredible diversity of programs and widely divergent institutions, nuance is important...
How is College Enrollment in the US Changing?
How is College Enrollment in the US Changing?
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A Quick Look at the NACUBO Endowment Data
Each year NACUBO releases its study of endowment changes at about 800 colleges and universities in the US and Canada.  For this post, I'm including only those institutions in the US, and only those who reported two years of data to the survey, or about 787 ...
A Quick Look at the NACUBO Endowment Data
A Quick Look at the NACUBO Endowment Data
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