BACK TO SCHOOL: Enrollment up a bit as kids return to school
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BACK TO SCHOOL: Enrollment up a bit as kids return to school

WASHINGTON (AP) — No more staying up late during the week. Farewell to sleeping in. And hello, homework! The lazy days of summer are ending for millions of children as they grab their backpacks, pencils and notebooks and return to the classroom for a new school year. Some facts and figures to know as the … Continue reading

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Enrollment projections trending upward at Norfolk State University
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Enrollment projections trending upward at Norfolk State University

Prospective students have shown increased interest in a Norfolk State University education as preliminary estimates from the university’s Office of Enrollment Management show that NSU has received more than 6,200 applications from first-time freshman and nearly 1,000 applications from transfer students for the 201617 academic year. The university projects to enroll more than 1,500 freshmen … Continue reading

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Study: US preschool enrollment low among developed nations

Sixty-six percent of American 4-year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education, placing the United States well below average compared to other developed countries at a time of increasing focus on early learning, according to a report released Tuesday. As U.S. presidential candidates weigh the costs and benefits of early childhood education on the campaign trail, … Continue reading

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Virginia public colleges expect enrollment growth to slow

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Enrollment growth at Virginia’s public colleges and universities is expected to slow over the next six years, unlike private institutions in the state. Overall, public two- and four-year schools expect a 5 percent increase by 2021-2022. Four schools anticipate a decline in enrollment. The forecast is brighter at private, nonprofit higher … Continue reading

Exclusive interview with President Moore | Sept. 9, 2015
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Exclusive interview with President Moore | Sept. 9, 2015

In this exclusive interview with Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. of Norfolk State University, the Spartan Echo continues the discussion from our May 1 interview updating our audience and returning students, faculty and staff on the issues of probation, low enrollment, faculty reductions, and how NSU is “forging ahead” to prepare and … Continue reading

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Randolph-Macon College breaks enrollment record

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — A record number of students have enrolled at Randolph-Macon College for the fall semester. Randolph-Macon President Robert R. Lindgren says enrollment topped 1,420 students. The total includes 60 transfer students, which also is a record, and 413 incoming freshmen. The college says enrollment has exceeded 1,300 students for four consecutive years. … Continue reading

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Summary of actions by Board of Visitors

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors held its first meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year Friday, Aug. 28, and voted on actions that included amendments to the Board bylaws, the university’s teaching faculty handbook, and the institution’s Six-Year Plan. The Board also received a special update on the draft Monitoring Report for the Southern Association … Continue reading

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NSU battles back against low enrollment

by Mahogany Waldon With the almost imminent closure of various Historically Black Colleges and Universities due to low enrollment and financial downfall, Black colleges across the nation are doing what they can to improve admission rates; Norfolk State is no exception. The university’s “First View” program will begin on April 18 and will give prospective … Continue reading

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VCU to examine changes in black enrollment from area schools

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is planning to examine why fewer black students from the Richmond area attend the school despite diverse in its undergraduate enrollment. Officials say the university has seen a decline in applications, acceptances and enrollments of under-represented minorities. The sharpest drop has been in black students from the … Continue reading