Wisconsin Universities Eager To Drop SAT And ACT As Admission Requirement
For the seventh year in a row, college enrollment on a national scale has dropped. That could be part of why more colleges in Wisconsin are no longer requiring students to submit ACT and SAT scores for admission.
Just this week, Marquette University in Milwaukee announced they will no longer require students to submit ACT and SAT scores for potential enrollment to their university. That's a move that nearly 1,300 universities nationwide have already embraced.
A recent study found that during the last 9 years, enrollment at Wisconsin universities has dropped. That's especially the case at for profit colleges where nationwide surveys have found that enrollment is down almost 20 percent compared to 2012. At the College of Menominee Nation, however, where they have never required ACT or SAT scores for enrollment, college administrators say they've seen their enrollment numbers remain the same for nearly a decade.
During the last 9 years, tuition revenue in Wisconsin has grown by $366 million. State auditors contribute that number to an increase of out of state students enrolling at Wisconsin colleges.