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This interactive infographic dives into explanations of the market factors increasing families’ price sensitivity, discussion of related implications for enrollment outcomes, data from national surveys regarding considerations that most powerfully influence students’ choice of school, examples of the nine steps in action, and guidance on their implementation.
A central barrier to racial and socio-economic diversity at independent schools is the cost of attendance, and indexed tuition is one way to attract a wider array of families. This implementation guide contains an overview of indexed tuition models, as well as key considerations and milestones in making a change from a traditional financial aid model.
Explore the challenges and questions colleges, students, and families must consider regarding “test-optional” policies.
To help VPEMs and their teams navigate this newly test-optional landscape, our analysts looked at the extent to which students are taking advantage of test-optional opportunities. We also considered what institutions can do to make sure test-optional policies support, rather than confuse, students and their families during this already confusing time.
EAB’s John Workman and Michael Fischer examine similarities and important differences in how the pandemic is impacting U.S. colleges vs. those in Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
MBA programs will require best practice program design and recruitment to survive in an increasingly challenging market. College and university leaders must invest in existing programs and should be cautious about upcoming enrollment expectations for existing programs or new launches.
Facing an economic downturn and fierce competition for undergraduate enrollments, colleges and universities are looking for a silver lining: countercyclical enrollments. This tendency for enrollments to increase as the economy declines is well documented. But leadership at four-year institutions shouldn’t get their hopes up. Not every institution benefits equally from these additional students. The Great Recession had a far smaller impact on baccalaureate and graduate enrollments than it did on community colleges and vocational programs.
There are elements of your communication strategy that are more important than ever to double down on, and others that must be reconsidered or added. There are simple ways even well-meaning institutions can go wrong, and the stakes of getting it wrong are high. EAB is here to support you through this process.
For many enrollment leaders, recruiting adult degree completers has been a difficult nut to crack. Learn three strategies to increase enrollment of adults considering finishing their degree.
For colleges that find their headcount up while overall enrollment is down, here are three strategies that could generate a last-minute enrollment boost.