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How EAB Helps Broward College Identify Actionable Best Practices

"[EAB was] able to identify cost savings practices that we just were not aware of."

President J. David Armstrong, Broward College

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Improving the Enrollment Process from Start to Finish

In this case study, learn how academic leaders at Wake Technical Community College partnered with EAB to complete a comprehensive enrollment pain point audit to prioritize areas in greatest need.
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During every economic recovery, community college enrollments decline as students return to work. However, community colleges today are losing students not only to the job market but also to other higher education institutions. From 1980 to 2002, community colleges enrolled between 40 and 44% of all undergraduates. Since then, the sector’s market share has steadily…

While described as open admission, community colleges are only truly open to students who successfully navigate the winding path from admissions through orientation. In fact, more than 40% of students who apply to a two-year college leak out of the pipeline before the first semester starts. Although the current onboarding process makes administrative sense, the…

The number of historically underserved and nontraditional students continues to grow dramatically in the two-year sector. These populations now make up the majority of today’s community college students, yet their completion rates continue to lag behind those of traditional students. With a growing sense of urgency, college leaders are met with a critical imperative: improve…

The number of historically underserved and nontraditional students continues to grow in the two-year sector. Additionally, community college students are increasingly enrolled part-time, juggling classes with work and family commitments. These populations now comprise the majority of today’s community college students, yet their completion rates continue to lag behind those of the traditional student. The…

Students today are used to getting marketing messages from all angles—they’ve also become more distrustful and discerning than ever. In this environment, community colleges struggle to connect their marketing messaging to the diverse goals of high school students, and in turn, lose out on much needed enrollments. This infographic provides six strategies that you can…

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About the Webconference The majority of community colleges students are enrolled part-time, and projections suggest this trend will continue. However, part-time students often struggle to access critical student support services that are housed on-campus or made available during inaccessible times. As a result, the vast majority of part-time college students do not complete, placing the…

Join us at a 2019-2020 Planning Intensive Our 2019-2020 meeting series focuses on top issues facing presidents and vice presidents of institutional planning and research. This intensive one-day session, held in DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles, will help presidents and their planning executives create excess capacity for strategic thinking and help prepare leadership teams to…