Articles: Enrollment & Retention

Is your institution using its fiscal resources to its greatest advantage to fulfill its mission and meet expectations within and beyond the campus? In an era of escalating costs and reduced resources, it's a question that every institution of higher education should be asking.

Five presidents of U.S. colleges and universities today voiced heavy criticism of cuts in federal higher education programs being considered by Congress in the next week.

What are the four basic indicators of a successful school in its operations and well-being?

Indicator 1 Population.

Indicator 2 Population.

Indicator 3, Well, no surprise here--Population.

Indicator 4, Customer service levels.

Today's high school juniors and seniors likely grew up surrounded by "Baby on Board" stickers, bicycle helmets, television v-chips, and nanny cams. Since birth these children have felt the intense focus of parents who are some of the most well-informed worriers on the planet.

Already popular with websites looking to offer visitors the ultimate browsing experience, live chat support has gotten a major makeover of late, offering universities a number of new sophisticated online tools to interact online more effectively.

If you have recently taken a look at the faces of the students on your campus, you have probably noticed that they are looking older than they used to. That's because the fastest growing segment of the higher education market is reported to be non-traditional working adults.

It's not surprising that community colleges lag behind their four-year counterparts when it comes to utilizing the internet to recruit and admit students. What might be surprising is how large that gap can be.

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