Nearly One a Week… That’s How Many Colleges Are Closing Down
Research from EY Pantheon shows that nearly 10% of all four-year colleges and universities are in serious financial peril.[1] Further, the Hechinger Report says that, already this year, one college or university per week says it will either close or merge.[2] This, up from two per month last year; a doubling. Clearly, higher education is...
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Get Ready Now… The “Enrollment Cliff” May Be Coming Sooner Than We Thought
Back in April, we, Conversion Media Group published an eye-opening article titled “Data Show Big Opportunities for Fully Online Colleges” (available HERE). In that article, we highlighted how some online colleges may be faring quite well right now (and potentially into the future), despite the fact that we are expecting a large decline in America’s...
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An “All Hands on Deck” Approach to New Student Recruitment
Enrolling new college students, either on campus or online, isn’t as “easy” as it used to be. In fact, for the most part, overall college enrollments have been on a decade long decline. And, as Pew Research notes, those declines have resulted in roughly 1 million fewer students in the system since peak enrollment in...
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College Enrollment Stats and What New FAFSA Applications Could Mean for Your School
Are better days finally ahead for four-year college enrollments? New data seems to indicate, well… Maybe. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, undergraduate college enrollment for spring 2024 grew by 359,000 students, or 2.5% over the previous spring.  This marks the first time enrollments have grown in consecutive semesters since the pandemic.
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