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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.

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The large population of unemployed food services, hospitality, and retail workers presents the opportunity to deliver programs aligned to sustainable, post-coronavirus careers regionally. Colleges and universities, however, must ensure students recognize the return on their educational investment despite today’s hard economic times. Programs must also align with available financial support so increased enrollments are financially sustainable.

Many community colleges are not equipped to support the rapidly changing needs of the modern workforce. Discover how community college administrators can proactively develop new programs based on market-trends and adapt old programs to include newly desirable workforce skills.

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Enrollment declines are forcing community colleges to reevaluate their current enrollment strategies. Many community college leaders have turned to strategic enrollment management (SEM) as the solution. This webconference focuses on the three key imperatives to crafting an effective SEM plan and showcases EAB’s new SEM plan framework. It is best suited for VP’s of enrollment management, marketing, and student success and anyone leading SEM efforts on campus.

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