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Here’s a closer look at which stopped-out students are reenrolling in college

Higher Ed. Dive

June 21, 2022   Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success

Of the 39 million adults under 65 who left college without completing a credential, just 2.4% reenrolled in postsecondary education. Further, the number of stopped-out students has grown by 1.9 million since December 2018. Understanding who is reenrolling can help institutions and states attract other stopped-out students.

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Higher ed investments in student systems doubled last year, report finds

Higher ed investments in student systems doubled last year, report finds

Higher Ed. Dive

June 14, 2022 Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success

Higher education investments in technology doubled in 2021 vs. 2020, marking the largest annual increase over the past decade. Currently, many institutions’ student systems are outdated and lack modern tools and features. The investment growth stems from pent up demand caused by the pandemic.

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Pandemic-related government funding totaled $13.2M per college, S&P finds

Higher Ed. Dive

June 07, 2022   Enrollment Management Trends

The median college received $13.2 million in government relief funding over the course of the pandemic, according to a report from S&P Global Ratings. While almost all colleges received public relief money, it was more important for those with low bond ratings — the colleges under the most financial pressure. That’s notable because the bulk of the funding is now ending, increasing colleges’ exposure to market stresses such as inflation and declining enrollment.

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Students, higher ed leaders diverge on post-COVID priorities

Students, higher ed leaders diverge on post-COVID priorities

Higher Ed. Dive

May 17, 2022 Research, Student Success

College students and educators aren’t aligned with each other regarding how higher education should proceed once COVID-19 is no longer a public health emergency, according to new survey data covering 10 countries around the world. In North America, roughly one in four college leaders said their institutions don’t plan to offer remote or virtual class options by 2025, while 63% of students said they preferred fully online classes or classes that blend in-person and remote learning. Twenty-three percent said they prefer a mix of in-person and online courses.

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Transfer Enrollment Falls Sharply

Inside Higher Ed

May 09, 2022   Admissions, Enrollment Management Trends

Transfer student enrollment rates decreased by 6.9 percent over last year, and combined with the previous year, total transfer enrollment has declined by about 16 percent since the start of the pandemic. A decline in enrollment is a threat to upward mobility for student populations, though it does provide an opportunity for institutions to make a concerted effort to fix the transfer system.

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FAFSA completion falls about 9% from previous year, report says

FAFSA completion falls about 9% from previous year, report says

Higher Ed. Dive

April 28, 2022 Enrollment Management Trends, Value and Affordability

About 9% fewer students completed FAFSA forms as of the end of March compared to the same point last year. This was driven by a decline in FAFSA renewals as the share of new FAFSA filers rose. Completions among already enrolled students fell by 12% from last year. The new data means colleges should expect fewer students to enroll for the 2022-23 academic year.

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Waiving Fees and Other Measures to Improve College Access

Inside Higher Ed

April 18, 2022   Student Success, Value and Affordability

A positive impact of the pandemic for many students has been access to post-secondary cost savings and financial aid, made possible through federal grants and institutional aid programs. Many institutions waived fees, temporarily eliminated charges for some services or forgave outstanding balances. It’s evident cost-saving measures for students, especially for first-generation, Indigenous and students of color need to continue.

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Mizzou students with no admissions test scores had similar retention rates, GPAs versus peers

Mizzou students with no admissions test scores had similar retention rates, GPAs versus peers

Higher Ed. Dive

April 12, 2022 Admissions, Enrollment Management Trends

Students at the University of Missouri who did not submit admissions tests scores for fall 2021 earned slightly lower GPAs in the first semester compared to their peers who did. However, both groups had similar retention rates. Many test-optional and test-free policies remain in effect across institutions. More than 1,800 colleges and universities are not mandating exam score submission for fall 2022 applicants.

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Prominent colleges see international applications surging

The Washington Post

April 08, 2022   Admissions, Enrollment Management Trends

Prominent U.S. institutions report a surge in international applications over the past two years. This is fueled by the easing pandemic travel restrictions, test-optional policies, and pent-up demand. The Common Application found a 34 percent increase in international student applications since 2020, vs. a 12 percent rate of growth for U.S. applicants.

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Colleges Are Trying to Re-enroll Adult Learners Who Dropped Out. Here’s How It’s Going.

Colleges Are Trying to Re-enroll Adult Learners Who Dropped Out. Here’s How It’s Going.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

April 04, 2022 Admissions, Enrollment Management Trends

As colleges try to address declining enrollment rates, many are targeting students who left college without earning a degree. The majority of these students are adult learners and consequently have different needs than traditional college students. While the re-enrollment efforts are still in the early stages, one overarching theme is that these students need support, and institutions need to look for creative ways to provide it.

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