“Higher Education” Press Releases

Experts: The Promise of College Requires Sustainable Funding

June 16, 2016

Over 100 College Promise programs across the nation currently fund responsible students working to complete the first two years of community college. But, the future success of such efforts depends on sustainable funding and that’s what brought academic researchers, business leaders, foundation heads and economists to Princeton for a two-day conference this month.

GRE® Volumes Continue to Trend Up Among Business and Global Students

February 29, 2016

The GRE® Program continued its volume growth in 2015 reaching 766,185 tests administered worldwide. GRE volumes grew by nearly two percent compared to 2014 and have grown by more than 13 percent since 2009.

Studies Look at Possible Replacements for Race-based College Admission Policies

January 26, 2016

As higher education officials struggled to find  race-neutral alternative college admissions policies in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 2013 Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin ruling, a new series of studies commissioned by Educational Testing Service (ETS), finds that race-neutral approaches fall far short. 

Aspiring Business School Applicants Increasingly Using GRE® Scores

October 28, 2015

Students around the world looking to earn their MBA or specialized master’s degree in business are turning to the GRE ® Program to achieve their academic goals. As of the testing year ending June 30, 2015, the number of individual GRE test takers intending to study business grew by more than 10 percent over the prior year, and almost doubled since the testing year ending June 30, 2012.

New Data: Nearly 1 Out of 4 GRE® Test Takers Retest, Most Improve Scores

June 11, 2015

The ScoreSelect® option, available with all GRE® tests, has been attracting positive attention among graduate and business school aspirants. The ScoreSelect option allows students who take the test more than once to send schools their best scores. 

Now Accessible: The Official GRE ® Guide Mobile App

April 21, 2015

Available in the Apple® App Store, the official — and now accessible — GRE ® test prep mobile app enables people with visual disabilities to navigate the most accurate and informative test preparation on the go. 

Your First Instinct May Not Always Be Correct on Multiple-Choice Questions

April 8, 2015

Although you may have heard that it is best to stick with your first answer on multiple-choice test questions, new, empirical research from the GRE ® Program suggests that students who thoughtfully change their first answer are likely to improve their scores.

GRE® Popularity Among Business and Global Students Continues to Grow

February 24, 2015

The GRE® Program continued its volume growth in 2014.  While other graduate school admissions tests saw a decline in volumes for the second straight year, GRE® revised General Test volumes grew by nearly three percent compared to 2013, and recorded double-digit growth among international and business-focused audiences.

GRE® Program’s Pipeline to Graduate and Business Schools Grows 7 Percent

November 18, 2014

The 2014 report, Snapshot of the Individuals Who Took the GRE ® revised General Test, provides volume and performance information on test takers who took the test during the 2013–2014 testing year, and for the first time, volume information on the GRE test-taker population between August 2011 and June 2014. 

Popular Learning Resource Now Provides GRE® Test Takers Free Math Support

November 10, 2014

The GRE® Program has just introduced a brand-new resource for helping test takers gain more familiarity around the math concepts that appear on the GRE® revised General Test.