Enrollment

Higher ed funding: A look at 2 surprising trends

Higher ed funding, particularly at the state level, is not going in the direction one might expect at public colleges and universities a few years after the economic turmoil of the COVID pandemic. And neither is enrollment, according to a new analysis. 

College degrees: See which ones have the highest ROI

Most campus leaders know some college degrees are more lucrative than others. What they may not know is how the ROI changes at different levels of college completion.

FAFSA fail creates “state of emergency” in West Virginia

College-bound West Virginia students can now qualify for the state’s largest financial aid programs without filling out the FAFSA application.

Was affirmative action overrated? This study implies it is

While race-conscious admissions practices were touted to help colleges and universities increase the diversity of their incoming class sizes, its actual contribution was marginal at best, according to a new analysis by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

What can private institutions do about the middle-class squeeze?

As institutions increase their need- and merit-based scholarships to assist families from opposite ends of the economic spectrum, middle-class students are left with fewer options—and higher bills.

The 5 subjects proven to give undergrads the best wage premium

Despite fear that college enrollment is declining, a new academic study published by Sage Journals reveals that certain subjects are seeing big numbers. The deciding factor? The lifetime earning premiums they offer.

Colleges find a DEI makeover is a useful sidestep—for now

School leaders who wish to comply with new regulations while simultaneously ensuring they're appealing to diverse student bodies are parrying legislative restrictions with a simple yet sly strategy: rebranding their DEI offices.

The 3 factors holding at-risk students back from graduating

Nearly a quarter of today's undergraduate students have seriously considered leaving school or were nearly dismissed, according to a new Sallie Mae study conducted by Ipsos.

Enrollment growth: 5 ways to maximize your investment in data

It’s no secret that many institutions are facing enrollment challenges. The institutions who are aggressively re-evaluating their business model and prioritizing innovation above all else have a leg up on their competition.

Digital Content Strategies That Boost Enrollment in the Age of AI

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21st at 2 pm ET

In this 20-minute UB Ed Talk, learn how generative AI is impacting higher ed admissions marketing, as viewed through the lens of web content best practices. An expert in higher ed content strategy will provide practical takeaways for using this evolving technology effectively, and will describe some recent changes to the way search engines use AI to crawl, ingest, and interpret content.  

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