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Adult Learner Recruitment
- 33% total enrollment growth for a public university in the West
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Whether called adult learners, nontraditional students, or any other variation, these students offer an attractive growth opportunity, but require a distinct recruitment approach from the often-more familiar first-time, first-year students. Adult learners’ recruitment needs are also evolving as consumer expectations shift to expect greater personalization.
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See four important lessons learned from helping 100+ schools recruit students to their graduate, online, and undergraduate degree completion programs.
Impressions. CTR. Conversions. Sometimes marketing jargon can feel like another language. This was top of mind for me as I pored over the results of our recent survey of deans. Over half of these deans told us they anticipate marketing will become more decentralized in the next two to three years. If deans expect to […]
What do strategic enrollment planning and extreme sports have in common? More than you might think, according to Kevin Shriner, an expert on market research and adult learner program design at EAB and a former faculty member and associate dean of institutional research. Kevin has worked with faculty to develop over 200 graduate, online, and […]
Finding and enrolling right-fit students for your graduate and online programs is challenging in part because every adult learner has unique motivations, expectations, and timelines. Learn more about their unique journeys through this infographic.
Institutional leaders need to consider staffing models, both in specialization and capacity, to determine if adult and professional education efforts can grow. Staff roles and resources outlined below correlate to COE units achieving $40M+ in revenue; though exact structures vary significantly across institutions, these functions remain crucial to financial success.
See how an intent marketing approach generated three times the number of leads for graduate, online, certificate, and undergraduate degree completion programs compared to typical campaigns and saw a 30% average increase in campaign response rate.
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In part one of "Recruiting the Silent Funnel," we explore ways to compel prospects to self-identify earlier and prevent stalled application.