Sizing the issue
The ongoing debate about test optional admissions — whether colleges should adopt the practice and how effective standardized tests are in helping with admissions — has become fairly intense in the last few years. But how many students does the issue really affect? Below, we try and size the issue.
Students beginning an undergrad program each year
- About 2/3 of first-year full-timers enroll a school with an application process.
Public or private?
- About 2/3 of full-time students accepted through an application process enter a public institution.
- We noted elsewhere that private colleges had been losing enrollment since 2015.
What does enrollment look like across different selectivity ranges?