A Closer Look at College Yields


We've discussed the term “yield" here in the past, but today we'll take a closer look at what that means, both for applicants and the colleges themselves.

Recapping quickly, for the benefit for those who may have missed our previous discussion about yield, it's a straightforward calculation. To determine a college's yield, all you have to do is divide the number of enrollments by the number of students accepted. For example, if a college sent out 1,000 acceptances and got 500 enrollments, the yield that year would be 50%.

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