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.
The impact of the pandemic on higher education has been significant and far-reaching. Christian colleges, universities and schools have been hit particularly hard as many lack robust endowments and the large enrollments necessary to weather the COVID-19 storm. New student … Continue reading
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
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
The Dysart Group
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 want to take a moment to thank you for your time and dedication to Georgetown College over the past two and a half years. Besides offering us a new model for admissions that has helped us to continue to increase our enrollment at this important time in our institution’… Read more
I have had the pleasure of working with John Dysart at two institutions. He is among the first people I called when I accepted the position as President at Tri-State University.
I have continued to rely on his services based upon his ability to increase enrollment, redu… Read more
John’s approach to the financial aid awarding matrix is a comprehensive financial process for ongoing, timely aid processing and enrollment monitoring. His matrix strategy allows flexibility to target specific SAT/GPA groups with pricing tools that increase tuition income… Read more
It is with great pleasure that I write this reference for John Dysart. He has been instrumental in achieving our strategic goal of increasing the size of our freshman class. In the very first year, our freshman class increased by 72%. In five years, our full-time traditional… Read more
John has provided valuable advice, coaching and insight regarding our marketing and enrollment operations. He was able to identify problems and provide actionable recommendations for sustained improvement. John takes a personal hands-on approach whether working with staff, m… Read more