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The Truth about Post-pandemic Higher Ed Admissions

Troubling new data provides stark evidence that higher ed admissions offices can no longer rely on yesterday’s strategies to meet tomorrow’s recruitment and enrollment goals. For example, most recently surveyed college students (56%) believe they are now unable to afford to pay tuition. And whereas Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Recruiting Challenges, College Ranking Changes and Online Learning

New data highlights challenges of recruiting Class of 2021 A recent survey of more than 1,500 high school students who expect to graduate in 2021 illustrates the challenges facing college recruiters as they try to lure applicants for next year’s incoming classes. For example, 60% Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Enrollment Opportunities, Admissions Marketing and the College Degree Advantage

COVID-19 reinforces the value of a business education — and highlights enrollment opportunities for programs “COVID-19 has created unprecedented disruption, yet the crisis has energized our MBA students to think strategically about the issues of the day and solve problems cooperatively,” according to Dee Steinle, Read More

Mission Possible: Reimagine Your Fall Recruitment Strategy

There are still far more questions than answers about how student recruitment will unfold this fall. How will high schools reopen? What will college fairs look like? How will colleges obtain names of potential students with the future of testing in question? Will college campuses Read More

Equity and Inclusion: How Admissions and Enrollment Reflect Our Communities

When we opened registration for our virtual 2020 Liaison User Conference, the first sessions to fill were our limited-seating diversity workshops with Dr. Anthony Jack, author of The Privileged Poor, and Jeff Selingo, author of Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. Read More

Finding Better-Fit Applicants with PSYCAS™

Tennessee State University (TSU) used to have a paper-based application system that “was outdated and inefficient,” said Kiesa Kelly, Ph.D., chair of TSU’s Department of Psychology and an associate professor there. That all changed with PSYCAS™ — the Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for graduate level Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Fewer Donations, MBA Hiring Freezes and Affordability Woes

College fundraisers anticipate “steep nosedive” in donations Donations to colleges are likely to decline over the next few years at least as dramatically as they did in the wake of the Great Recession, according to a recent survey of more than 100 development leaders. More Read More

Graduate Enrollment Without Borders: Overcoming International Challenges to Attract the World’s Best Students

For years, U.S. graduate programs enjoyed steady growth and high prioritization from overseas applicants — but now recent trends are forcing program leaders to rethink assumptions about their future classes. From shifting demographics, to a declining perception of value to unforeseeable events like the Coronavirus Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Enrollment Projections, 529 Plans and Transfers

Report predicts graduate and undergrad enrollment will increase over the next decade A recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics suggests that undergraduate college enrollment will rise 2% between 2018 and 2029 to 17 million students. Graduate enrollment is expected to climb 3% Read More

Indiana University School of Dentistry Gets “A Much More Efficient Way of Collecting Information”

Kelton T. Stewart, D.D.S., M.S., is an associate professor of orthodontics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and chair of its Department of Orthodontics and Facial Genetics. He recently talked about that institution’s implementation of ADEA PASS™ (the American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Read More