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Demand for higher education is predicted to plummet sharply starting in 2026. But for selective institutions, our Enrollment Management Forum’s analysis of Nathan Grawe’s Higher Education Demand Index shows mixed messages. The big-picture view shows a bleak overall outlook for undergraduate enrollment, with a silver lining for the most selective institutions. But a closer look […]

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Last week, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) announced that it has asked its members to vote to eliminate three provisions of its Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP) in response to a Department of Justice investigation. Since the announcement, we’ve received many member questions about the potential impact of these changes […]

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The recent college admissions scandal painted an unflattering picture of higher education admissions: one of bribery, nepotism, and entitlement. Kent Barnds, executive vice president of external relations at Augustana College in Illinois, recently penned an editorial for Inside Higher Ed that examined the scandal. I recently sat down with Kent to explore more thoughts about […]

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Department leaders often don’t realize the influential role they play in the entire institution’s long-term success. These leaders may think their decisions solely affect their departments. While that may be true in each isolated case, holistically, these decisions have a significant impact on their institution’s strategic priorities. To ensure institutional and departmental priorities are aligned, […]

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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 […]

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A few weeks ago, EAB partnered with the California State University (CSU) System to host a system-wide student success summit. Hearing positive feedback and stories from the team not only re-energized me, but also got me thinking about how EAB could replicate their experiences to better support our other system members. After seven years leading […]

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