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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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With over 7.6M unemployed already, how can schools help laid off food services, hospitality, and retail workers?
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.
Community college leaders are all asking a similar question: are we going to experience the same countercyclical enrollment bump as we did during the Great Recession? This article explores that question.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the college website has replaced physical functions of the campus and staff and is now your leading recruiter, admissions counselor, and advisor. What’s more, the needs of students and communities have changed—and community colleges are well-suited to meet them.
Learn how community colleges can assess potential student segments to determine the ROI of enrollment efforts.
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.
In order to achieve financial sustainability, community colleges must evaluate external and future influences,craft enrollment strategy that articulates institutional priorities, and allocate specific resources to strategies that achieve enrollment goals.
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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.