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.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions should be proactive about getting a handle on avoiding deposit melt “Summer melt,” or “deposit melt,” is an annual experience for colleges and universities. A number—as many as one-third—of students who have been accepted, enrolled, and are expected to attend instead decide not to, even after putting down a deposit. Continue reading
John W. Dysart, President, The Dysart Group April 28, 2021 Institutions can take steps now to prepare for enrollment recovery for the coming year The impact of the pandemic on higher education has been significant and far-reaching. New student recruitment, financial aid … Continue reading
Goff said uncertainty in the size of the new student population may cause officials to lean on the waitlist, as they did last year. By Brianna Budelli Apr 12, 2021 1:01 AM GW’s overall enrollment remained relatively stable this semester following a … 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.
Working with John Dysart for two years was a tremendous opportunity. As a young director, I found his advice and guidance very useful and practical. His recommendations for admissions and financial aid are solid, tested and proven. His counsel is honest and results lead to s… Read more
I have been working with John for the past few years. I initially researched John’s background and contacted a number of people who have worked with John. All of the people I talked with had very positive things to say about John’s work. I found that he is well ver… 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
It only takes a few minutes of talking with John Dysart to realize he is passionate about helping colleges make the most of their opportunities to recruit and retain students. Listen to him for an hour and you will wonder why his commonsense suggestions haven’t already been … Read more
I have worked closely with John Dysart at two private institutions to develop and implement recruitment strategies that incorporate financial aid leveraging systems. His knowledge of this field is specific and very current. He is by far the most hands on consultant I have … Read more