Tag: Undergraduate Recruitment

Under Pressure: A Look at Inside Higher Ed’s 2019 Admissions Survey

Under Pressure: A Look at Inside Higher Ed’s 2019 Admissions Survey

On the first day of autumn, I was looking over a summary of Inside Higher Ed’s 2019 Survey of College and Admissions Officers. Written by…

Diminishing Returns: Spending More Money to Get More Students? Why?

Diminishing Returns: Spending More Money to Get More Students? Why?

Law of Diminishing Returns (a principle in economics): at any given stage of technological advance an increase in productive factors (as labor or capital) applied…

How Colleges and College Towns Are Teaming Up

How Colleges and College Towns Are Teaming Up

When you think of the University of Notre Dame, surely one of the most well-known names in American higher education, how quickly can you name…

The Perfect Storm: New Challenges for Robust College Enrollment

The Perfect Storm: New Challenges for Robust College Enrollment

Problems in college admissions are nothing new. What we know as enrollment management began in 1976 with Boston College’s Jack Maguire and has only grown…

Are Nontraditional Students the New Normal?

Are Nontraditional Students the New Normal?

Back in a September episode Morning Edition, NPR reported on some research surrounding nontraditional students and “the new normal” when it comes to enrollment demographics.…

How to Save Thousands on Your Direct Mail Spend

How to Save Thousands on Your Direct Mail Spend

At Capture Higher Ed we talk a lot about spending smarter instead of spending more — that there are diminishing returns to just pouring more…

A Case for Experimentation in Enrollment Management

A Case for Experimentation in Enrollment Management

In his book, The Victory Lab, author Sasha Issenberg describes a certain consulting industry that thrives on the ambiguity of not knowing what works. “It…

5 Questions About Your Unique Summer Melt Scenario

5 Questions About Your Unique Summer Melt Scenario

In the recent webinar, Frozen in Place, Jamie Gleason, Capture Higher Ed’s director of undergraduate initiatives, stressed that enrollment offices across the country have challenges…

Finish, Freeze, Future: Summertime in the Admissions Offices

Finish, Freeze, Future: Summertime in the Admissions Offices

Last month, Capture Higher Ed released a lengthy paper featuring interviews with three of the company’s veteran senior enrollment advisors about what admissions offices should…

Enrollment Managers: What Is Your Rooftop Camper Moment?

Enrollment Managers: What Is Your Rooftop Camper Moment?

My family used to own a camper/travel trailer … one that we towed behind our vehicle for years. With young kids and a couple of…