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5 Strategies for Increasing Enrollment at Theological Institutions with Limited Resources

Increasing and maintaining enrollment.  That’s the task of every higher education school, and is especially challenging for theological institutions, many of which must function with limited resources in contrast to their secular counterparts. The purpose of this article is to explore best-practice strategies for increasing the enrollment at theological institutions with limited resources. Organizational strategies […]

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How Leveraging Technology Impacts Enrollment Goals

  Rising student expectations, increased competition, and the pressure to reach enrollment goals means it is more important than ever for schools to differentiate themselves in this difficult landscape. For Saint Leo University, a liberal arts-based school outside of Tampa, that differentiation comes from thinking more like a business in order to reach a global […]

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Higher Education Enrollment Trends in Canada and the United States

Higher education enrollment is up slightly in Canada and down slightly in the United States, according to 2012 figures released by Canadian Trends in Higher Education and the U.S. Census Bureau. Enrollment continued to grow modestly in Canada with 1,027,000 undergraduate and 190,000 graduate students attending colleges and universities in the fall, 2012. Conversely, the enrollment in American higher […]

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Financial Aid Impacts Admissions: 12 Solutions to Potential Problems

Christian colleges, universities, and schools face a myriad of challenges that threaten much-needed revenue streams. The majority of schools lack substantial endowments and must rely on net tuition dollars to meet growing expenses. This financial challenge is compounded with the following realities in today’s higher education market: Demographics are evolving in ways likely to create […]

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A Free College Newsletter Template That Recruits Students, Donations, and Spiritual Rewards

(Excerpted from, Finding Funds for a Small Christian College, by David Agron, Ph.D) A college newsletter can be an exceptional tool for recruiting donors and students—really. But how do you entice a potential donor or student to actually read your newsletter and engage with your school instead of throwing out your valuable insights with the […]

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How to Integrate Intercollegiate Athletics into the Intentionally Christ-centered Institution

Today’s ever changing trends in recruitment, retention, and branding often lead administrators to discuss how to develop programs that can accelerate institutional growth. Many of these discussions eventually arrive at out-of-the-classroom opportunities for prospective and current students. A natural step for many institutions is to add or grow an existing intercollegiate athletics program. Simply stated, intercollegiate athletics […]

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20 Realistic, Economical, Simple Initiatives to Improve Student Retention

For the hundreds of small, private colleges and universities that enroll large numbers of “at-risk” students, proactive retention activities are necessary to keep the school solvent. However, while maintaining retention is much discussed, it is rarely addressed in any productive way that sees results. How should schools improve student retention? Too many institutions focus, instead, on […]

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