Colleges and universities are under intense pressure to maintain enrollment, increase student retention and ensure student success. Predictive analytics can play a crucial role in these efforts at institutions of any size, by providing actionable data that can drive more effective strategic decision making.
The U.S. is home to the largest population of international students in the world. This student demographic enriches educational institutions, but also adds increased complexities. Many institutions struggle to provide a payment experience that is familiar to international students while also efficiently managing the reconciliation process associated with these payments.
When a student gets accepted to a top-10 ranked program like the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, they’re entering the most challenging, rigorous educational environment they’ll ever experience.
Rising student debt and lack of financial literacy among college students are issues of growing concern to higher ed leaders, particularly those focused on non-academic drivers of student success.
The goal of retaining students—and seeing them through to degree completion—has become the focus of numerous research initiatives, articles, technology solutions and intervention strategies. While most of the studies reach very different conclusions, most researchers seem to agree that no one factor holds the key to student persistence.
USA Funds and Truckee Meadows Community College in Nevada have worked in partnership to promote a holistic approach to student loan debt management.
In 2007, Penn State embarked on an ambitious growth initiative for its World Campus online program. But what started out as a goal to increase enrollment for the World Campus with the deployment of an enterprise CRM solution, now drives recruitment communications, campaigns, and workflows in the admissions office of the main campus at University Park, as well as all 20 Penn State campuses.
Providing online education is an increasingly common strategy for increasing enrollment, improving retention and expanding course offerings to students outside of the traditional on-campus setting.