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Woolfork-Barnes, Toni – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
For more than 30 years, John Gardner has elevated the discussion about the importance of student success in the first-year of college, with a heightened emphasis on first-year seminar courses and their value. Many colleges and universities offer some version of a first-year experience seminar, which is true for the Midwestern MAC School discussed…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, School Holding Power, Enrollment, Enrollment Management
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Sinclair, Matthew S.; Erb, Natalee M.; Braxton, John M. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2016
College student persistence continues to be a vexing problem for colleges and universities. In Rethinking College Student Persistence (2014), Braxton, Doyle, Hartley, Hirshy, Jones, and McLendon explored the indirect role between cultural capital and first-year student persistence. The significance of this role becomes more important when one…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Role, College Freshmen, Academic Persistence
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Langston, Randall; Wyant, Robert; Scheid, Jamie – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2016
Both an art and a science, enrollment projections have become a major component to effective college and university fiscal planning. With stagnant or declining state budget support for public higher education along with an increasing emphasis on revenue generation, never before has predicting the size of an entering class become more imperative.…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Strategic Planning, Statistical Data, Predictor Variables
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Erb, Natalee M.; Sinclair, Matthew S.; Braxton, John M. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
Fostering a sense of community should be at the center of every housing and residence life professional's efforts. Research conducted by Braxton et al. (2014) revealed that students who are able to identify with their residence hall community, interact with peers in this community, and find solidarity within the community experience an increased…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Sense of Community, Correlation, Academic Persistence
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Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.; Compton, Jonathan; Wohlgemuth, Darin; Forbes, Greg; Ralston, Ekaterina – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
Improving student success and degree completion is one of the core principles of strategic enrollment management. To address this principle, institutional data were used to develop a statistical model to identify academically at-risk students. The model employs multiple linear regression techniques to predict students at risk of earning below a…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Academic Achievement, Multiple Regression Analysis, College Freshmen
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Reinoehl, Jason K.; Kowalski, Theodore J. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
Tuition discounting is a tactic deployed by many private four-year institutions as a means for enhancing either tuition revenue or institutional image. This study examines associations between "socioeconomic diversity" and two aspects of institutional grants--"freshman discount rate" and "freshman grant recipient discount…
Descriptors: Tuition, Higher Education, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
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Cartmell, Brandy Mallory – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
University campuses continue to see an increase in the number of helicopter parents, those parents who are hovering about the campus, ready to swoop down and rescue their children at the first sign of distress (Cartmell and McCullough 2014). Retention personnel on campus questioned whether it would be possible to develop initiatives that would…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, College Freshmen
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Romano, Christopher; Connell, Joseph F. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2015
We, as educators, expect students to connect the dots and experience our institutions through a variety of lenses; we must organize ourselves in a way that places synergy, collaboration, and data-driven decisions at the center of our operations. Over the past three years, Ramapo College has worked diligently to ensure that strategy drives the…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Case Studies, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Allen-Stuck, Kimberly M.; McDevitt, Daniel W. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2014
Persistence to graduation begins with engaging the incoming class even before they have made a deposit. Saint Joseph's University developed a framework for combatting the admissions summer melt following a summer where 20% of the deposits were withdrawn. By employing tactics to monitor student engagement throughout the summer and connecting with…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Admission, College Attendance, Learner Engagement