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Kumar, Amal; Hurwitz, Michael – College Board, 2015
Higher education in the United States is a complex and multilayered system where open-access community colleges coexist with highly selective, 4-year institutions to which only a handful of students each year gain access. Each institution plays a unique role in this marketplace, and students across the spectrum engage with the system at…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Supply, Educational Demand, College Admission
Hurwitz, Michael; Kumar, Amal – College Board, 2015
The nation's most selective colleges are often the centerpiece of the discussion surrounding college choice, and trends in college selectivity are relayed through stories of plunging admission rates at a few high-profile postsecondary institutions and anecdotes of model high school students unable to secure seats at these colleges. Such stories…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Demand, Educational Supply, College Admission
Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan; Niu, Sunny; Howell, Jessica – College Board, 2015
Maine replaced its existing high school statewide assessment with the SAT® and administered the exam to almost all public high school juniors. A primary goal of this policy change was to increase 4-year college enrollment by public school students in Maine. This brief report provides an overview of the data, research methodology employed, as well…
Descriptors: Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Management, High School Seniors, Educational Change
Hurwitz, Michael; Howell, Jessica – College Board, 2013
This brief examines high school counselor staffing counts relative to four-year college enrollment rates. Recent evidence from a national survey of counselors provides support for claims by counselors and school administrators that current counselor staffing levels are suboptimal. An additional high school counselor is predicted to induce a 10…
Descriptors: School Counselors, High Schools, Enrollment, College Attendance
Hurwitz, Michael – College Board, 2012
New evidence on how students' choice of postsecondary institution is sensitive to grant aid offers from the colleges and universities. Institutional aid sensitivity is largest for students from the least wealthy families but does not vary by race/ethnicity or measured academic ability. A technical appendix is included.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Colleges, College Choice, Grants
Smith, Jonathan; Pender, Matea; Howell, Jessica; Hurwitz, Michael – College Board, 2012
This research quantifies the extent of student-college academic undermatch among the 1992 and 2004 cohorts of graduating high school seniors and documents changes in the extent of academic undermatch over time. Tables are appended.
Descriptors: High School Seniors, High School Graduates, Graduation, College Graduates