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Another Revenue Hit For Colleges: Canceled Summer Camps

NPR

July 16, 2020   Pre-College Outreach, Enrollment Management Trends

The cancellation or shift to virtual summer camps organized by colleges and universities will be a financial hurdle for colleges. The cancellation or pivot of these camps not only reduces revenue for the institution, but also the employees that would, in other circumstances, be supplementing their income by supporting summer camps. The status of these camps also limits recruiting efforts.

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Understanding What Matters Most to Parents

EAB

December 29, 2018   Pre-College Outreach, Admissions

This report shares highlights from a recent EAB parent survey, and outlines what aspects of college and college planning are most important to parents. The report also provides comparisons between the importance of different factors to students and parents, and valuable perspectives on how to best engage parent audiences via recruitment marketing.

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‘I Won’t Give Up’: How First-Generation Students See College

The New York Times

May 30, 2018   Pre-College Outreach, Student Success

First-generation-to-college students are pioneers, but often face additional challenges in navigating higher education. The New York Times asked five first-generation journalism majors to interview other first-generation students at Florida International University, New York Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, and San Francisco State University about their experience.

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3 Takeaways from a Book-Length Federal Report on ‘The Condition of Education’

The Chronicle of Higher Education

May 23, 2018   Pre-College Outreach, Research

“The Condition of Education”, an annual report from the U.S. Department of Education covers the education life cycle from child-care expenses to employment outcomes. The report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. Among other interesting findings, it provides examples of the ways in which the higher-education landscape differs from popular perceptions of it. (Subscription required, but view the full report HERE)

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