Admissions trends

Nancy Griesemer, writing in, lists fifteen admission trends based on surveys taken by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.  They deal with traditional undergraduates, but the show that a shrinking population of high school graduates is applying earlier and more often. Number six, which I've listed below, might extrapolate to our transfer population.  The numbers of transfer students applying here have been large, but the yield has been disappointing.

15 college admissions trends worth watching
6. Yield is down. Colleges are enrolling increasingly smaller proportions of their accepted student pool. The average yield for fall 2010 went down to 41% from 49% ten years earlier.


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