The Dysart Group is a higher education consulting firm specializing in enrollment management.  We offer advice and counsel regarding recruitment, financial aid, retention, pricing and revenue growth for colleges and universities.  Representatives of The Dysart Group have worked with nearly 200 colleges and universities in more than 40 states.  We have established literally dozens of all-time, historical record, new student enrollments; have significantly improved academic quality and have been able to reduce institutional discount rates by as much as fifty percent.   Client institutions have included state universities, private colleges, proprietary schools, and a variety of special mission institutions including women’s colleges and historically black colleges and universities.

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The Small-College Enrollment Playbook

Five steps colleges can take to rebound from shrinking classes.   By Aaron BaskoNovember 4, 2021 I started my enrollment career as an admissions counselor at Rivier College, a Catholic institution in New Hampshire with an enrollment of 800. I fell … Continue reading

Always Communicate a Message of Positivity

By Gary A. Enos, Contributing EditorEnrollment Management Report / October 2021©️ 2021 Wiley Periodicals, LLC DOI: 10.1002/emt Optimism in the face of the challenges a small private liberal arts institution can encounter characterizes the leadership at Emory & Henry College, … Continue reading

Let’s Re-Recruit Students Lost Due to Vaccination Policies

Leaders at every college and university are concerned about retention, graduation rates and headcount.  The last couple of years have made the realization of successful outcomes more difficult than ever. The Covod-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on many colleges … Continue reading

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John Dysart receiving recognition

John W. Dysart, president of The Dysart Group, was recently recognized for ten years of support for the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). He was presented with a plaque at the Presidents Institute by the president of CIC, Dr. Richard Ekman.


I have utilized The Dysart Group at my last three institutions (I’ve been president of four colleges over the past 27 years).  John is results oriented and not afraid to make bold recommendations.  

Wesley College enrollment in 1997 was 617.  When I left in 2007, it was 3,… Read more

Dr. Scott D. MillerPresidentVirginia Wesleyan UniversityNorfolk, VA

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