While holistic review can be interpreted differently depending on the institution, there is one common thread that links them. Bonus: Schools can take advantage of this strategy to avoid scrutiny from skeptics.
Recommended for the chopping block was the entire Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, which houses bachelor's programs in Chinese Studies, French, German Studies, Russian Studies and Spanish.
A report published by the Higher Ed Immigration Portal found that U.S. immigration denied 50% of African student visas between 2015 and 2022. This, despite the fact "the growth in the world’s labor market is in Africa," according to Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for University Education at Brookings. "As other parts of the world age, Africa will grow its population and today’s children will be the talent tomorrow’s global companies will be recruiting."
National Student Clearinghouse found first-year students have a 67.2% retention rate, besting pre-pandemic averages. NSCRC defines retention as students who remain at a given institution for their second year instead of transferring, which counts toward persistence.
Many institutions continue to rely on outdated financial planning tools. Nearly 50% still use spreadsheets for forecasting and tuition projections, and nearly a third use spreadsheets for budgeting, according to a Syntellis survey.