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Many community colleges are concerned about how COVID-19 has destabilized their enrollment outlook. Learn about getting a one-on-one consultation with an EAB enrollment expert who will evaluate your college’s enrollment situation and provide resources to pursue key prospect markets.
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.
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.
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.
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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Community and technical colleges have distinct enrollment opportunities that help them attain a new position in the future of higher ed.