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NACAC is dedicated to undertaking rigorous, unbiased research exploring issues of concern to college-bound students, their parents and the educators who serve them.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Explore Student-to-Counselor Ratios by School District

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Student-to-Counselor Ratios by School District

To highlight differences in student-to-counselor ratios, NACAC has prepared a series of state maps highlighting school district-level data available from the US Department of Education. Although state averages provide a general sense of how states are meeting students’ school counseling needs, they can mask substantial differences in student-to-counselor ratios within states. A school district-level analysis draws attention to areas most in need of outreach and support.

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Survey: COVID-19 Upends Data Sources Used in College Recruitment

Nearly 53 percent of respondents to a survey from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) reported that COVID-19 will have a substantial or profound impact on student recruitment for Fall 2021 and beyond. The finding was part of a larger NACAC study examining strategic data analytics in college admission offices.

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NACAC's College Openings Update

Roughly 770 colleges and universities still have openings, financial aid, and housing available to qualified freshmen and/or transfer students for the fall 2020 semester, according to information from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

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Survey: Colleges Consider Student Character Traits in Admission Decisions

In a recent national survey, 70 percent of admission officers said a student’s character attributes were either “considerably” or “moderately” important in the selection process at their respective institutions.

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