The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a growing belief among many institutions that admission test requirements create more headaches than they’re worth and do not accurately predict the academic success of students.
When the average student reviews their institution’s website for information, it is more often than not a confusing experience. Even with institutions’ best attempt at providing as much information as possible, students are prone to seek additional support beyond what’s available on the website.
July 1 marked one of the most historic days in the history of college athletics. For the first time ever, every college athlete has the right to make money from endorsements and sell the rights to their names, images and likenesses.
Achieving digital transformation is often an uphill battle. And once the necessary approvals are in place, there is a constant pressure to assure stakeholders that you’ve made a worthwhile investment.
It’s no secret that community colleges have suffered, and the past year and a half is no exception.
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center recently reported that transfer student enrollment has continued to drop year over year, showing a 10 percent decline. This is especially true for traditional college-age students aged 18-24, where 13.6 percent less students transferred to a college or university. Fewer students than ever before are successfully transferring between institutions. Notably, the majority of these transfer losses according to the same report are occurring at community colleges, which have seen the vast majority of total enrollment losses among all higher education providers.
Summers are often quiet in the world of higher ed, but it also means a new class of freshmen is just around the corner.
Distance learning was gaining momentum even before the pandemic, yet the worldwide school closures certainly increased this teaching trend. At the rate distance and online learning is being adopted, the industry is projected to be worth more than $370 billion by 2026.
At the start of 2020, only 21 percent of all students in America had taken an online class. Yet most schools had to pivot and make their services available to students through digital channels. But due to the rapid transition – almost overnight – schools have had to face many challenges, including the following:
The Covid pandemic has been a thorn in the side of the higher education industry for over a year. Many of the challenges institutions are currently facing can be attributed to the virus, and the decline in international student enrollment is no exception.
2020 accelerated digital transformation at many higher education institutions as they were forced to quickly adapt to a remote environment. This led innovative schools towards selecting a chatbot to enhance their communication with students while streamlining their customer service.
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