Understanding Adult Degree Completers
Students’ Path to Reenrollment
Here’s why adult degree completers return to college—and why they don’t
As economies and institutions around the world reel from the impact of COVID-19, enrollment leaders have sought to identify pockets of students they can recruit to offset grim projections for first-time, full-time undergraduate enrollment. Read this insight to learn about adult degree completers’ motivations, the obstacles they face in reenrollment, and their fears—and what they mean for your marketing and recruitment strategy.
Insights From 1,000+ Adults Considering Completing Their Bachelor's
There are approximately 3.5 million adults who have completed some college and have a high potential in going back to earn their bachelor’s degree. Guests discuss findings from a survey of more than 1,000 of these potential “degree completers” and share how colleges can help these adults overcome their fears and return to higher education.
Recruiting Adult Degree Completers
Recruit Degree Completers
Accelerate the adult degree completer’s journey to enrollment
For many enrollment leaders, recruiting adult degree completers has been a difficult nut to crack. Learn three strategies to increase enrollment of adults considering finishing their degree.
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The 6 stages of the adult degree completer journey
As institutions reel from the impact of COVID-19, enrollment leaders face renewed pressure to recruit new and different audiences to offset expected declines in traditional undergraduate enrollment. Discover the six stages, and tactics, of an adult degree completer's journey to re-enrollment in this infographic.
Sizing the Adult Degree Completer Market
Adult Degree Completion: Market Realities
What the 2008 Recession tells us about the future of the adult degree completer market
For many degree completers, the thing that made them re-enroll was a major shift in life circumstances: a catalytic life event. But can a nationwide crisis like COVID-19 become a shared catalyst for millions of potential degree completers?
Supporting Adult Degree Completers
Charting a Path to Persistence
Discover 13 best practices to support adult and online learners across three areas: monitoring stop-out risk, encouraging re-enrollment, and facilitating degree completion.
What data shows about student stopout trends
When should colleges should focus their outreach efforts to stopout students, and does it vary by school-type? See three insights from our latest research.
Reenroll College Stopouts
Is Your College Designed for Post-Traditional Learners?
Since the peak of the recession, community colleges have experienced steady declines in enrollment of adult learners. Our white paper outlines how community colleges can retain and engage post-traditional students.