Texas Tech University’s continuous undergraduate admissions cycle “waits for no man or woman,” according to the executive director for undergraduate admissions. Just how was the institution able to implement Ellucian Recruiter to enhance its winning streak in the battle to recruit best-fit students?
Internationally, our higher education system is considered a jewel, but too few students are completing and too many are shouldering hefty debt. So what’s on the horizon to change?
The numbers are sobering. An estimated 400,000 students drop out of college every year. More than 40 percent of American students who begin at four-year colleges don’t earn a degree in six years. When community colleges are added to the mix, the numbers are even more dismal: Only about half of students actually earn a degree.
These days, the cloud is the most grounded place to be. Colleges and universities are finding it an ideal environment for serving modern technology to modern day students. While the students themselves may not care where technology lives, they do care about what it provides: access, mobility, empowerment, opportunity, connection. All of these things have come to define the way they experience the world. And that world includes education.
More than 800 colleges and universities have made SAT/ACT scores optional for applicants. As admissions offices refine their processes accordingly, flexible technology and new data models are essential to success.
Migrating to the cloud is not a one-time, one-size-fits-all solution. Each institution needs to choose how much or how little to migrate and at what pace. When thinking about the cloud, start with your end goals—those related to student and institutional success. Then work backward to make choices and investments that will get you where you want to go.
First of a series: Using the principles of “choice architecture” and enrollment management software, admissions offices can structure student outreach to guide students toward good decisions that lead to student success.
The path to a culture of high-performance at your institution is rooted in three basic elements: people, process, and strategy.
Governance is an essential part of your institution, but is your current methodology as beneficial and productive as it could be? Nothing is perfect, but when your board, president, administrators and faculty are on the same page, the possibilities for your institution are endless.
What’s the biggest market for higher education? If you think it’s 18- to 22-year-olds, your mindset is a few years behind the curve. New studies show that nontraditional learners, those outside the standard conceptualization of a college student, now make up the majority of those pursuing collegiate and postgraduate degrees.