Open admissions, or open enrollment, is a type of unselective and noncompetitive college admissions process in the United States in which the only criterion for entrance is a high school diploma or a certificate of attendance or General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
This form of "inclusive" admissions is used by many public junior colleges and community colleges and differs from the selective admission policies of most private liberal arts colleges and research universities in the United States, which often take into account standardized test scores as well as other academic and character-related criteria.
The open admissions concept was heavily promoted in the 1960s and 1970s as a way to reduce discrimination in college admissions and to promote education of the underprivileged. The first major application was at the City University of New York (CUNY). It later applied the policy only to two-year community colleges since they are better prepared for remedial education.
The graduation rates of colleges are closely tied to their admissions policies. Six years after beginning a four-year program, an average of 60% of students nationwide will have graduated. However, that rate varies from 89% at colleges that accept less than a quarter of applicants to less than 36% at those with an open admissions policy.
Baton Rouge Community College is an open admissions public community college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Established on June 28, 1995, the college settled into a permanent location in 1998. The 60-acre (240,000 m2) campus consists of six main buildings: Governors Building, Louisiana Building, Cypress Building, Bienvenue Student Center, the Magnolia Library and Performing Arts Pavilion, and the Bonne Santé Wellness Center. The college's current enrollment is more than 7,000 students. Along with former Senator John Breaux and Congresswoman Corrine Brown, former President Bill Clinton visited the college on February 8, 2008 to campaign for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the Louisiana 2008 Democratic primary,Big Sandy Community and Technical College
Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), with its headquarters in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). It was created in 2003 from the consolidation of Prestonsburg Community College and Mayo Technical College. BSCTC maintains four campus locations: Prestonsburg Campus (formerly Prestonsburg Community College) in Prestonsburg; Mayo Campus (formerly Mayo Technical College) in Paintsville; Pikeville Campus in Pikeville; and Hager Hill Campus in Hager Hill.Big Sandy Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The university has partnered with other universities to expand educational outreach. It is currently parenting with Verizon to expand youth interest in STEM fields.Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is a public community college in Lexington, KY. It is one of sixteen two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). It was formed from the consolidation of two separate institutions: Lexington Community College and Central Kentucky Technical College. Lexington Community College was the last remaining college in the University of Kentucky Community College System, until a vote by the trustees transferred governance to KCTCS in 2004. Prior to 1984, the college was named Lexington Technical Institute. Central Kentucky Technical College was part of the Workforce Development Cabinet of Kentucky State Government until the creation of KCTCS in 1997. KCTCS was formed in 1997 by the state legislature through House Bill 1 that combined the technical colleges of the Workforce Development Cabinet and the community colleges previously with the University of Kentucky. BCTC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
BCTC has a large international student base with students attending from Europe, Jordan, Turkey, and many other nations. As of Fall 2009, 11,500 students were enrolled at BCTC.City University of New York
The City University of New York (CUNY ) is the public university system of New York City, and the largest urban university system in the United States. CUNY and the State University of New York (SUNY) are separate and independent university systems, despite the fact that both public institutions receive funding from New York State. CUNY, however, is located in only New York City, while SUNY is located in the entire state, including New York City.
CUNY was founded in 1847 and comprises 25 institutions: eleven senior colleges, seven community colleges, one undergraduate honors college, and seven post-graduate institutions. The University enrolls more than 275,000 students, and counts thirteen Nobel Prize winners and twenty-four MacArthur Fellows among its alumni.Hazard Community and Technical College
Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) is a community college in Hazard, Kentucky. It is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Established as Hazard Community College in 1968, the name of the college was changed to Hazard Community and Technical College in 2003. HCTC has five campuses: the Hazard Campus and Technical Campus, both in Hazard, the Lees College Campus in Jackson (formerly Lees College, est. 1883), the Leslie County Center, and the Knott County Branch. HCTC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).Henderson Community College
Henderson Community College (HCC) is a community college in Henderson, Kentucky. It is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). It was established in 1960 under the leadership of the late Dr. Louis C. Alderman, Jr., the first Director of the Northwest Extension of the University of Kentucky. The college became a charter member of the University of Kentucky's Community College System in 1964, changing its name to Henderson Community College. HCC became a member of KCTCS in 1998. HCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).Hopkinsville Community College
Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) is a community college in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. It is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Founded in 1965, HCC maintains a main campus in Hopkinsville and a branch campus on the Fort Campbell Army base. HCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It offers Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees.John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice (John Jay) is a senior college of the City University of New York in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. John Jay was founded as the only liberal arts college with a criminal justice and forensic focus in the United States. The college is known for its criminal justice, forensic science, forensic psychology, and public affairs programs.List of public universities in France
This list of public universities in France refers to the autonomous institutions which are distinguished as being state institutes of higher education and research that practice open admissions, designated "Université" by the French ministry of Higher Education and Research.For other types of institutions of higher education see the list of colleges and universities in France, including the national polytechnic institutes, the grandes écoles (among which are the three universities of technology) or private universities, such as the Catholic universities, the Protestant universities, the private secular universities, and the American University of Paris.Little Big Horn College
Little Big Horn College is a public tribal community college on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana. It has an open admissions policy and welcomes enrollment from any adult with a high school diploma or GED. The student body is composed of Crow Tribal members (95 percent), members of American Indian Tribes from around the intermountain west (3 percent), and non-Indian residents of the Big Horn County area (2 percent).Luzerne County Community College
Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) is a public community college in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. LCCC offers over 100 academic, technical, and career programs. The institution uses an open admissions policy for most programs, and has over 30,000 graduates. In addition to the 167-acre main campus in Nanticoke, the school maintains 11 satellite learning centers located throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Satellite college Centers are located in Berwick, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Shamokin, Hazleton, and Kulpmont.
LCCC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
During the fall 2016 semester approximately 16,000 students were enrolled in credit and noncredit courses. Luzerne prides itself on small class size, as the student to faculty ratio is 18:1.Northland Pioneer College
Northland Pioneer College (NPC) is a public community college serving an area in Show Low, Arizona. Campuses are located in four of the largest Navajo County communities: Holbrook, Show Low, Snowflake, and Winslow. Five centers are located in Hopi/Polacca, Kayenta, Springerville, St. Johns, and Whiteriver. NPC also partners with community members in Apache County, Arizona. NPC is governed by the Navajo County Community College District, the nation’s second-largest community college service area – 21,158 square miles (54,800 km2). The Navajo, Hopi, and White Mountain Apache Indian Reservations occupy more than forty percent of the total land in the college's service area. NPC has an open admissions policy.Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC) is a public
community college in Winsted, Connecticut. As measured by enrollment it
is the smallest or second-smallest of the twelve colleges in the
Connecticut Community Colleges
system.The school has an open admissions policy. NCCC has about 1,600 full- and part-time students enrolled. A commuter school with no dormitories, the college's primary service area includes twenty towns in Litchfield County. Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Capital Community College in Hartford and Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield are the nearest of the state's other community colleges.Along with credit and non credit certificates, the college grants the Associate in Arts and the Associate in Science degrees.Norwalk Community College
Norwalk Community College (NCC), formerly known as Norwalk State Technical College and Norwalk Community-Technical College, is a public community college in Norwalk, Connecticut. It is the second-largest of the twelve colleges in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system (CSCU) system. The school, which has an open admissions policy, offers 45 associate degree and 26 certificate programs.NCC has about 6,000 full- and part-time students in credit programs and about 5,800 students in noncredit programs. A commuter school with no dormitories, the college's primary service area includes ten towns in southwest Fairfield County. Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Gateway Community College in New Haven and North Haven, and Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury are the nearest of the state's other community colleges.
Along with certificates, the college grants the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees. Graduates of NCC are eligible for articulated admission to the Connecticut state university system and the University of Connecticut.Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI) is an associate degree-granting program within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences of Ohio State University in Wooster, Ohio. It is one of Ohio State University's six campuses. The institute practices open admissions. The curriculum includes general and basic studies that are applied and technical courses, and a paid industry internship. Ohio State ATI is the largest institution of its kind in the U.S., enrolling approximately 700 students and offering 31 programs of study. The university's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is adjacent to the campus.
Ohio State ATI awarded the most associate degrees in agricultural and related sciences in the nation among two-year institutions in 2011-2012.Selective school
A selective school is a school that admits students on the basis of some sort of selection criteria, usually academic. The term may have different connotations in different systems and is the opposite is a comprehensive school, which accepts all students, regardless of aptitude.
The split between selective and comprehensive education is usually at secondary level; primary education is rarely selective. At the university level, selection is almost universal, but a few institutions practice open admissions or open-door enrollment, allowing students to attend regardless of prior qualification.Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (abbreviated SKYCTC; formerly Bowling Green Technical College), located in Bowling Green, in the U.S. state of Kentucky, is one of 16 two-year, open-admissions colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).University of Northwestern Ohio
The University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) is a private, coeducational, open admissions, not-for-profit university in Lima, Ohio, United States, that was founded as a college in 1920. The campus is 210 acres (85 ha) and has had students from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries. The university is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission to grant master's degrees, baccalaureate and associate degrees.