From The Chronicle of Higher Education:
If this year is like the last few, the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s annual “College Openings Update” will be trotted out as one more piece of evidence that American higher education is in crisis.
The update, formerly known as the “Space Availability Survey,” is a list of colleges belonging to the association that are still accepting freshmen or transfer applicants, or both, for the fall. It was released on Tuesday and will be updated by the association, known as NACAC, as more colleges respond.
While the list is intended to help counselors find a good fit for students who are still on the market, it has also been interpreted as a sign of which colleges are in trouble.