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Getting Into college

Author: Richard L Worsnop
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, 1996.
Series: CQ researcher, v. 6, no. 8.
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A college degree is no longer seen as a luxury reserved mainly for the rich and well-connected. The increasingly tight job market has made higher education a virtual prerequisite for career advancement, while sharpening the competition for admission to top-ranked colleges. At the same time, the declining number of traditional applicants has forced colleges to recruit older students and students from overseas, as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Worsnop
OCLC Number: 62384816
Notes: Title from caption (viewed Nov. 28, 2005).
"February 23, 1996."
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: CQ researcher, v. 6, no. 8.
Other Titles: Why is the competition for admission so fierce?
Responsibility: by Richard L. Worsnop.

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A college degree is no longer seen as a luxury reserved mainly for the rich and well-connected. The increasingly tight job market has made higher education a virtual prerequisite for career advancement, while sharpening the competition for admission to top-ranked colleges. At the same time, the declining number of traditional applicants has forced colleges to recruit older students and students from overseas, as well as members of underrepresented minority groups. With tuition and related expenses rising faster than the overall inflation rate, attending college often stretches the financial reserves of even middle-class families to the limit. But now many institutions are offering honors programs, merit scholarships and tuition discounts to high-achieving applicants to improve the schools' academic reputations.

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