Blueprint for Enrolling a Diverse Student Body

Blueprint for Enrolling a Diverse Student Body

The Enrollment Management Forum‘s Blueprint for Enrolling a Diverse Student Body is a a four-part research series about how to identify, engage, and recruit students from underrepresented populations.

Enrollment managers, admissions directors and policy committees, presidents and senioradministrators, and chief diversity officers should use this research series to guide investments andstrategies to achieve diversity goals.

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While higher education leaders agree on the need to increase diversity, long-standing preparedness gaps create critical barriers for enrolling a diverse class. This white paper explains the resulting pipeline problem, especially at selective colleges and universities, and three contemporary forces that make increasing diversity on campus more difficult than ever before.

A proliferation of college access programs fails to combat under-enrollment of underrepresented minority and low-income students. Discover how colleges and universities can increase the college-going rate of underrepresented populations through pipeline improvement efforts.

Parents are key influencers on college enrollment for all students, but the parents of first-generation students are less likely to expect their children to enroll in college than parents with postsecondary experience. Explore our white paper for four best practices to increase first-generation student enrollment by engaging their parents.

To enroll more underrepresented students, enrollment managers must alleviate student concerns and minimize process barriers. Explore the nine best practices to craft an application process tailored to the needs of each underrepresented applicant.

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