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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 18-22

Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 10:38 AM

Higher Education NewsInside 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.

  • 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.  

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