Despite rumors about colleges all becoming more selective than ever before, some still haven’t filled their classes for next year. According to a piece by Caralee Adams in Education Week, almost 300 American colleges are still accepting applications for next year’s academic class. As Adams writes:

Still looking for a college this fall? High school seniors continuing to search may want to check out the 2011 Space Availability Survey released this morning by the National Association of College Admissions Counseling.

This survey’s results are compiled into a searchable list of 279 public and private colleges that are still accepting applications for Fall 2011 freshmen and/or transfer admissions.

They’re mostly colleges you’ve never heard about before (Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky, Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia), but the list is still refreshing to see.

With high school graduation in many cases only weeks away, it’s nice to know some students have options.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer