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Solving 4 Big Problems from the Business Office

Many of the biggest challenges facing faith-based higher educational institutions today can be overwhelming. Especially when systems, traditions, finances, and institutional culture get in the way of making necessary changes. How can you solve the following issues facing your campus—and every campus? Strategically increasing your enrollment Leveraging your audit to effectively communicate with your various […]

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Current trends and issues can seem like a lot to navigate, but awareness is the first step, followed by careful consideration and planning.

Higher Ed Trends for Enrollment, Finance, Compliance, …

While the higher education industry is large and complex, several trends are affecting schools of all types and sizes. Faith-based higher education institutions are not immune to these trends, which include: Soft net tuition growth Expense growth that exceeds revenue growth Deferred campus maintenance Yet faith-based not-for-profit higher education institutions demonstrate a certain resiliency. In […]

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To start offering Title IV financial aid, proper audits and candidate or accredited status are key.

How Colleges Can Start Offering Title IV Financial Aid Programs: Gaining Candidacy or Full Accreditation Is Just the Beginning

Your Board of Trustees has determined that your institution should offering Title IV financial aid, but many questions remain. Examples of such questions are: Are we required to participate in the student loan programs or can we just participate in the Federal Pell Grant Program? We are a new institution. How long do we have […]

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Initial research suggests strong consideration of a comprehensive Test Optional policy.

Test-Optional Movement: Should We Require SAT or ACT or Neither

The number of higher education institutions rethinking how they screen and accept new students continues to grow (Goral, 2018).   Many higher education institutions no longer require ACT or SAT scores for prospective undergraduates.  These test-optional schools say the tests place an unfair cost and burden on low-income and minority students and ultimately hinder efforts […]

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North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP)

Last Updated: May 2018 1.  Upcoming Conference Date, Location, Airport June 5–8, 2018 Trinity Western University – Langley, British Columbia, Canada YVR (Vancouver International Airport) 2.  Mission (purpose, niche) NACCAP exists to provide professional development, support and encouragement for Christian College, Graduate School and Seminary admissions personnel and High School guidance counselors across North America. […]

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The need for a comprehensive college enrollment management strategy that is supported by competent and trained staff is more important than ever before.

College Enrollment Trends

College enrollment in the United States declined for a sixth straight year, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, but at the slowest pace since the slide began.  The 1 percent decline this past fall was due to undergraduate enrollments, which fell by nearly 224,000 students or 1.4 percent. Graduates and […]

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To increase enrollment, consider your business model, governance, recruitment efforts, continuing education and online options.  -- By Biswarup Ganguly - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15457379

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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Leveraging Technology Christian academia

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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Consider strategies to address higher education enrollment

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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