There are fewer children in kindergarten than in previous decades, signaling challenging times ahead for college-admissions offices, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The study also shows there are fewer white and black children and a growing number of Asian and Hispanic children, with many of them poorer than in the past. These demographics represent a shifting pattern for colleges, which recruit higher numbers of white students. "You're likely to need to diversify in order to maintain enrollment," Rice University sociology professor Steve Murdock said.

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