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8 Effective Ways to Prepare for Post-Pandemic Enrollment

The impact of the pandemic on higher education has been significant and far-reaching. Christian colleges, universities and schools have been hit particularly hard as many lack robust endowments and the large enrollments necessary to weather the COVID-19 storm. New student recruitment, financial aid expenditures, retention and fundraising have all been adversely influenced. There are some […]

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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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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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