Unless otherwise noted in a specific report, the AACRAO member institution size, type and control categories are based on the following definitions and sources: 
The enrollment value used to delineate the institution's size category is defined as full-time enrollment plus 1/3 of part-time enrollment and is based on the enrollment reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
Institution type and control values are also defined by and verified through NCES criteria.

Applicant to Admit: An examination of how institutions admit the freshmen class - August 2019

  • Admissions
  • Research

AACRAO is pleased to partner with NACAC in conducting our first admissions practice survey.

AACRAO is pleased to partner with NACAC in conducting our first admissions practice survey.

Admissions practices evolve over time as the profession matures, the recruitment landscape changes, and new technologies emerge. This subject in particular has been in discussion recently among the public, policy makers, and the media. While acknowledging the fluid nature of admissions practices, AACRAO and NACAC partnered to survey our memberships on their current practices in hopes of offering admissions professionals a window into the range of practices that guide their work and provide a means of comparing practices with other institutions. This survey also gave us an opportunity to gain an understanding of the extent of certain practices such as priority and legacy admissions that have been the subject of discussion among the public, policy makers, and the media.