Preventing fraud is a significant challenge for most higher education institutions. In order for a bad actor to attempt student-related fraud, he/she must enter through the admissions process. In this article, we will discuss the impact of fraud, the costs, and how good (or bad) processes can affect an institution's success in this area.
Yesterday, the National Student Clearinghouse published their 2023 fall enrollment report. For the first time since the pandemic, enrollment had increased at higher education institutions. However, this increase has come from a very nontraditional source.
4 Ways the Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action will Shape Higher Ed Admissions - and How a Configurable Online Application Can Help
The recent Supreme Court ruling banning the consideration of race in college admissions has sent shockwaves through the world of higher education. Institutions are now required to reevaluate their admissions policies and strategies. It is clear that the future of higher education admissions will be reshaped in four significant ways:
One of the more interesting aspects of working in the higher education space is the amount of change and innovation that has been occurring in recent years. Dual-enrollment programs is one of the more exciting ways that schools are re-thinking how they engage with students.
For institutions struggling with recruitment and enrollment, continuing education could be a pathway for colleges and universities in need of delivering value to prospective students and finding alternative streams of revenue. But to have a successful continuing education (CE) program, institutions must dedicate adequate resources and technology to those programs.
The Higher Education User Group's annual conference wrapped up this Wednesday. It was incredible to catch up with old friends, discuss challenges and trends faced by small and large institutions, and discuss how they are adapting to the changing world inherent in the industry. Here are some of my reactions and observations.
Now that Rose State College has been using Mutara's Application for Admission solution for several years, how are they doing? We compiled the statistics and are pleased to report impressive results from both the student enrollment and back office perspective.
As another fall recruitment cycle comes to a close, one can’t help but think about all of the challenges facing enrollment managers. From shifting demographics and changes in student mobility patterns to limited flexibility and agility in developing new and diverse educational opportunities to functioning with a heavy workload in a high-stress environment, it is not an easy time to be working in enrollment management. Mining through the mounting challenges, tasks, and meetings, the last thing enrollment leaders should be worried about is the application for admission and the technology associated with it.
Most institutions spend well upwards of $250,000 per year on digital advertising to recruit new students. Yet, most marketing and admissions leaders have no visibility into the effectiveness of those campaigns -- which prevents them from making key decisions affecting their success.
2 months ago (May, 2022), the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center put out a report about the recent drop in upward transfer enrollment. This is a significant issue for institutions who are already seeing drops in enrollment.