Inside Higher Ed Releases Eye-Opening Survey, Regular Admission Decisions Start Rolling In for the Class of 2017
The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education.
Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:
Inside Higher Ed and Gallup released a study this week that shows parents are most concerned with financing college in the college decision-making process, and believe getting a good job is the most important reason for pursuing higher education. 38% of parents surveyed said the main reason they want their children to go to college is to get a good job, and 34% said that cost is a limiting factor when deciding what schools their children should apply to.
With the explosion of MOCCs, some students may be expecting their schools to jump on the online higher education bandwagon with the popular online course provider Coursera, but it won’t be happening any time soon. In its contractual agreements with institutions, Coursera states that it will only partner with members of the Association of American Universities and top five universities in countries outside of North America.
University of Chicago released regular admission decisions last week, and the University of Virginia released regular decisions yesterday. UChicago saw an increase in applications this year with 30,369 students applying for admission to the Class of 2017, a 20% increase over last year.
In an effort to curb student debt College of the Ozarks will stop certifying private student loans, making it nearly impossible for students to take out any loan. The average student debt of this private liberal arts college in Missouri is already one of the lowest in the country, with only 12% of alumni graduating with debt.
What do you think about College of the Ozarks move to prevent students from taking out loans? And how do you think Coursera’s exclusion of most colleges and universities will impact MOOCs? Tell us in the comments below.