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Articles: Enrollment & Retention

Outside of online and in-person financial literacy sessions, colleges and universities are finding innovative strategies to guide students toward being more financially responsible in both their college and adult lives.

Banking executives discuss how higher ed institutions are doing in their efforts to teach students to be responsible about their finances while in school and in future stages of life.

Tom Ryan is an enrollment marketing strategist with Schneider Associates, an integrated marketing firm based in Boston.

No matter how much innovation and energy went into recruitment, you may be forced to wait until fall to find out what worked—or didn’t. Review of all efforts is key to future success.

Colleges and universities are providing at-risk students—including those with children or those who are homeless or in foster care—with more than just higher ed access and employment, they are providing training that makes a long-term difference.

Abbie Goldberg, a professor of psychology at Clark University, studied the growing population of transgender and gender-nonconforming students across the U.S.

Abbie Goldberg, a professor of psychology at Clark University, studied the growing population of transgender and gender-nonconforming students across the U.S. While some institutions promote trans-inclusive policies and practices, others have not kept pace.

GRADUATION GROWTH—Parents in Arkansas Community Colleges’ Career Pathways Initiative complete at twice the rate of other students.

Here are the funding, implementation and training strategies for at-risk student programs at Arkansas Community Colleges, Endicott College, Kennesaw State University and Western Michigan University. 

What are the biggest challenges colleges and universities face when it comes to moving students around campus and to destinations in the surrounding community?

Operating shuttles without drivers and adding ride-share traffic on campuses raises questions about pedestrians. Here are three safety protection actions to take:

1. Reach out for resources.

With no sidewalks on the road leading from the campus of Garrett College in McHenry, Maryland, into town, students must walk along the edge of the state-maintained road.

At some colleges, students are playing an important role in developing high-tech transportation tools, including driverless shuttles. These four institutions provide hands-on experience in the transportation technology of the future.

Stanford University:

The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford has been including students in autonomous vehicle research since its 2008 launch. As part of a recent project, engineering students tested an algorithm to help driverless vehicles avoid obstacles.

As driverless shuttles and ride-sharing become more widespread, consider these five strategies for integrating them with other campus transportation options.

EQUATE THIS—A student from Yale School of Management’s Class of 2019 works out an equation during the program’s summer math camp.

Post-grad business schools are identifying opportunities to prep incoming students for the rigorous coursework, particularly as more students are admitted without traditional business backgrounds.

How can college retail leaders compete with e-commerce? It’s time to get back to basics. Here are five strategies for staying relevant.

Providers answer: What do you see as the biggest revenue-related challenge facing campus stores today?

Here’s the rundown for Colgate University, San Diego State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State Community College, Seward County Community College and California State University, Long Beach.

With studies indicating that test success is relative to family income, high school quality and cultural identity, some schools are turning to other methods, including essays and short videos, to select prospective students.

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