Latest College admissions News

EIU pushing for continuous increase in enrollment numbers

Sep. 27, 2020 9:17 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Student enrollment at Eastern Illinois University has been growing for the last three-straight years, continuing with a 10.5% increase this fall. Even during the global pandemic, enrollment numbers are at the highest point since 2014, at 8,628 students. The number of...

LSU sees record enrollment despite the coronavirus pandemic

Sep. 26, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even with the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana State University enrollment has reached an all-time high for the fall semester, with more than 34,000 students taking courses through the Baton Rouge campus. The flagship university announced it has enrolled 34,290 students this school...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Niki Williams, right, a college entrance exam administrator, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Williams is scheduled to plead guilty to charges on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

Sep. 25, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores as part of a college admissions bribery scheme. Niki Williams, 46, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, is among about 40 people who...

Silver City expo for mine employees out of work by pandemic

Sep. 24, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Western New Mexico University and Chino Mine’s parent company are co-hosting an expo next week to help mine employees put out of work by the coronavirus pandemic. The Silver City community’s first drive-through training expo is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon,...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, right, smiles next to husband Richard Blum at an election night event in San Francisco. Sen. Feinstein's husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, was named Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, by the state auditor's office as one of the regents involved in admissions scandal where UC wrongly admitted dozens of wealthy, mostly white students as favors to well-connected people. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Dianne Feinstein’s husband named in UC admissions scandal

Sep. 24, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, was named Thursday by the state auditor's office as one of the regents involved in admissions scandal where UC wrongly admitted dozens of wealthy, mostly white students as favors to...

FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. A California state audit found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

Sep. 22, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends," according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more questionable cases of students accepted...

FILE - This July 13, 2003, file photo shows Mark Hauser at his home in the Indian Hill suburb of Cincinnati. Hauser, an insurance and private equity executive, is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2020, to charges in a college admissions bribery scheme. (Craig Ruttle/The Enquirer via AP, File)

California executive pleads guilty in college admission plot

Sep. 21, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

A California businessman said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme admitted Monday to paying $40,000 to rig his daughter's ACT score. Mark Hauser, an insurance and private...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 21, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

The Mining Journal. September 15, 2020 Marquette area continues to be noted for excellence To the surprise of absolutely no one who lives here, Marquette has made another of those top 10 or best of lists that come out from time to time. In the latest example, the city and its immediate environs have been named...

West Virginia State taking applications for scholar program

Sep. 18, 2020 4:14 AM EDT

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University is accepting applicants for a virtual program that matches high school students with college mentors. The university's Center for the Advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics' STEM Scholars Academy is open to all high school...

ACT, SAT are optional for prospective SEMO students

Sep. 10, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Southeast Missouri State University’s president says expansion of the university’s test-optional admissions and scholarships will provide higher education access to more people. The Cape Girardeau-based university on Wednesday announced that prospective students...