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Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Over the next decade, more students of color than ever before will pass through the gates of the nation's colleges and join the ranks of its work force, according to new projections by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. By the year 2020, minority students will account for 45 percent of the nation's public high-school…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, College Applicants, Minority Group Students, Graduates
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
This article discusses Sundar Kumarasamy and how he is remaking the rituals of recruitment at the University of Dayton. For years Sundar Kumarasamy walked through the lobby of the University of Dayton's admissions building and daydreamed about changing every inch of the place. Mr. Kumarasamy, the university's vice president for enrollment…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Student Recruitment, Change Strategies, Educational Change
Hoover, Eric; Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Admissions deans everywhere shared concerns about recruiting students during a recession as they tried to discern how, or if, the economy would affect demand for their institutions. Amid this uncertainty, colleges used many different strategies. Some recruited more here and less there. Some offered more merit aid, while others scaled back. Some…
Descriptors: High School Freshmen, Deans, Administrator Attitudes, School Surveys
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Each year, admissions officers know that a small percentage of admitted applicants who sent deposits will not show up. The phenomenon, known as "summer melt," has many causes. Students might change their plans because they suddenly get off their first-choice college's waiting list--or because they opt to spend a year caring for penguins in…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Enrollment Management, Enrollment Trends, Educational Finance
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
Describes how a small but increasing number of students who are admitted to competitive higher education institutions are spending a year traveling or volunteering before enrolling. Some institutions, such as Harvard University, encourage this break to avoid burn-out and provide students with perspective. (EV)
Descriptors: College Students, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education