The Essentials for an Effective Early Warning System

Retention has become a critical issue for most colleges and universities.  The importance of increased retention and higher graduation rates should be obvious.It is likely that colleges and universities are going to be held much more accountable for enrollment outcomes.  It is reasonable to expect greater scrutiny by accreditors, politicians, the Department of Education and the public in general.

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Financial Aid Processes and Packaging Strategies to Avoid

John W. Dysart, President, The Dysart Group I have worked in higher education for nearly forty years.  I have had the pleasure of working with more than 180 colleges and universities throughout the United States on myriad issues related to enrollment management.  As a recovering Director of Financial Aid, I believe I have unique insight into financial aid issues.  Instead of sharing a host of financial aid recommendations designed to support recruitment and retention objectives, allow me to offer a list of things NOT to do.   Do Not Cap Financial Aid Packages at Tuition and Fees if You Have Students Living on […]

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Increasing Productivity and Outcomes for your Admission Counselors

The majority of colleges and universities rely on the work of admission counselors for success on the recruitment front. Counselor productivity is imperative to meet new student enrollment goals and to achieve total headcount targets and net revenue objectives. In this competitive market, Presidents and enrollment leaders must make sure that the stage is properly set to ensure admission counselor efficiency, productivity and ultimately, success.

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New President, New Vision, New Plan and Extraordinary Results at Small Christian College

Terry Stine came to St. Louis Christian College after an extremely successful tenure as the President at Boise Bible College. He returned to his Missouri roots to take the Presidency during an extremely difficult period of declining enrollment and decreasing revenue. Stine brought his passion for the mission of the institution and his leadership experience to a college in need of transformation.

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