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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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Supporting International High School Students in the College Admission Process: A Qualitative Study of College Counselors

NACAC conducted the first study to date focused on the needs of college counselors who work with nonimmigrant international high school students.

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Report: School Counselors Continue to Grapple with Large Caseloads

School counselors in American public schools currently serve an average of 482 students, a caseload nearly twice the recommended maximum of 250.

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State-by-State Student-to-Counselor Ratio Report

This report to provide a glimpse at the 10-year trends in student-to-counselor ratios from 2004-05 to 2014-15.

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NACAC Survey: Colleges Report Transfer Students are Crucial to Enrollment Goals

More than two-thirds of US colleges view transfer students as considerably important in meeting enrollment goals, according to the 14th annual edition of NACAC’s State of College Admission report.

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