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Campus visits are high-stakes performances. With every school delivering a similar show, you not only have to be good, you have hit the mark with students. According to Eduventures Survey of Admitted Students, 84% of students find the campus visit to be a very or extremely useful information source . What makes for a great visit, though?read more
About three years ago, Eduventures Research set out to answer two simple questions: In what ways had schools implemented competency-based education (CBE)? And, what might be its prospects for further growth? Having tracked its development among a handful of promising...read more
Enrollment managers are busy people. Not only must they meet or exceed enrollment goals every year, but they are increasingly tasked with improving student retention, the institutional brand, and college rankings. To do this, they must often take into account the academic program portfolio to understand how programs resonate with students. There is a good reason for that.read more
Question: What should happen when the most-widely recognized college ranking publication decides to insert a social mobility metric into its longstanding methodology? Answer: Higher education should sit up and take notice. Monday’s announcement that U.S. News and...read more
Generation Z (Gen Z) gets college costs in a way that Millennials just didn’t. When they were college-bound, Millennials dutifully took on student loans in a time of escalating tuition costs, leaving many with crushing student debt. Gen Z has taken that hard lesson on...read more
The residential bachelor’s degree is what many think of when the “college experience” comes to mind. This tried-and-true model of higher education in which a student finishes secondary schooling and leaves the home for a modest campus dormitory to pursue a bachelor’s...read more
At most schools, summer melt has come and gone and the admissions office is already working hard to bring in the class for fall 2019. Chances are, it may even be thinking ahead to 2021. But what about 2022? Is marketing to sophomores worth the effort?read more
A recent flurry of media attention has cast the current state of the learning management system (LMS) market as a “David vs. Goliath” story. In this tale, underdog Canvas (David) seems poised to usurp industry giant Blackboard (Goliath). Indeed, many articles point to...read more
A couple of weeks ago it was announced that ACT, the organization best-known for its undergraduate admissions standardized test, acquired NRCCUA, provider of enrollment management solutions and the country’s largest free college planning program. The combination of...read more
“It’s unsustainable!” That’s how we talk about the price of higher education. But we rarely use these words to refer to the application environment—perhaps we should. The chart below shows the current application trend for traditional-aged, undergraduate students and...read more
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The online program management (OPM) market shows few signs of slowing down. The recent $200 million acquisition of The Learning House by Wiley Education Services suggests that the marketplace for online learning is strong and poised for further growth. Eduventures’...read more
There used to be an inverse relationship between top graduate schools and online master’s degrees. The more prestigious the institution, the less likely it was to offer any degree fully online. Deans and faculty eyed online suspiciously, convinced that the delivery...read more
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