Recruitment & Retention


2 Trade Colleges Turn Outward for Recruitment & Retention

Two for-profit educational organizations will be using the services of Education Sales Management (ESM) to woo, enroll, and retain students.

Social Media Pervasive in Admissions Practices

The use of social media in admissions has grown more than 50 percent since 2007 to the point where, for all intents and purposes, it's ubiquitous in higher education. A full 95 percent of higher educations admissions offices are incorporating some form of social media into their recruitment efforts, up 34 points from 2007.

Effective BI on the Cheap

Ohio's Miami University is using software it already had on hand as part of a successful business intelligence program, one that's designed to help boost enrollment and contain costs.

Lesley U Migrates Admissions Management

Lesley University will be deploying a new application to help manage admissions. The Cambridge, MA institution is licensing Intelliworks to capture inquiries and generate reports for its multiple academic offerings, including undergraduate, graduate, degree completion, and online programs.

How Technology Is Transforming Admissions: 3 Stories

Paper applications and direct mail catalogs are going the way of the 8-track tape as more colleges and universities turn to technology for new student recruiting, communication, and information exchange. Tufts University, Washington College, and George Mason University share some of the ways they're using technology tools to reach, engage, and ultimately admit prospective students.



U Northwestern Ohio Overhauls Portal

The University of Northwestern Ohio is retooling its Web site to provide more online services for its students, faculty, and administrators.

7 Tips for Building Collaborative Learning Spaces

If your school is seeking to incorporate more collaborative approaches to teaching and learning, the design of the learning environment—whether it’s a classroom or a more informal space—can be a critical factor in making this transformative move.

Paul Smith's College Drives Retention Efforts with Support Software, Early Warning System

Paul Smith's College, a private institution with about 900 students and about 90 faculty, has deployed Starfish software to improve the institution's student retention rate.

Jenzabar and Wimba Team To Offer Lifecycle Collaboration

Jenzabar is teaming up with Wimba to integrate their respective applications to help their higher education institutions stay in touch with constituents as applicants, students, and alumni.

Small BI Investments with Big Payoffs

Tiny Notre Dame College in Cleveland, OH tripled its enrollment--to 900 full-time students--over three years with help from a business intelligence solution that supported its information needs--and for less than $60,000 in software and consulting costs.