YCBK 132: Panicked Universities Adding Thousands of New Majors

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (8:12) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Hechinger Report, “Panicked universities in search of students are adding thousands of new majors”, by Jon Marcus. Administrators at colleges and universities across the country have been investing scarce resources in large numbers of new programs they hope will boost declining enrollments. (Length 21 minutes)


Chapter 132 of 171 Answers (29:27): We are in Chapter 132 of 171 Answers and Mark explains what department scholarships are and how students can get them.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Mark and Anika take a look at Iowa State’s Department scholarships so listeners can see an example of some of the common characteristics of Department scholarships. (Length 14 minutes)

This week’s question (43:11) is from Carla in NY and she wants to hear from Mark on how students can build relationships with their upcoming colleges during COVID-19.

(Length 21 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:04:59) is with Lisa Przekop, Director of Admissions at UC-Santa Barbara on ‘Admission Advice for Foster Care Students’

Lisa Przekop
(Length 20 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:13:05) Raj Chetty’s incredible research on colleges and so much more: Opportunityinsights.org

College Spotlight (1:24:01): University of Denver (https://www.du.edu/) (Length 26 minutes)

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