Defiance College enrollment defying the odds

September 14, 2020 DEFIANCE, Ohio – While the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for some colleges to recruit new students, Defiance College has defied the ordinary with a twenty percent increase in freshmen enrollment. This marks the highest incoming … Continue reading

State of the University: With Challenge Comes Opportunity

Virginia Wesleyan saw growth and prosperity in 2019-2020 despite global challenges University News | August 21, 2020 Despite challenges faced globally, the 2019-2020 Academic Year was one of growth and prosperity at Virginia Wesleyan University, said VWU President Scott D. Miller … Continue reading

The Department of Justice Forced Changes to the Statement of Good Practices for NACAC

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has made dramatic changes to its Code of Ethics and Professional Practices after pressure from the Department of Justice. In the past, the organization had some strict rules which the DOJ found restrained trade. Continue reading

Coronavirus and Enrollment Management

Colleges and universities are being devastated by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every sector of the national economy has been adversely impacted. Keep the following in mind as enrollment managers prepare for the immediate future. Continue reading

Purdue University Fort Wayne Increases Fall 2019 Enrollment

Purdue University Fort Wayne begins the new academic year with gains in new student enrollment across the board, including new freshmen, graduate students, transfer students and international students. For the second year in a row, on-campus student housing is at … Continue reading

Growth, Innovation, Prosperity Central to Virginia Wesleyan State of the University

President Miller announces record enrollment and fundraising, groundbreaking on a new housing complex, and the establishment of a donor-funded program dedicated to study of African-American history. University News | August 23, 2019 Photo Gallery: 2019 State of the University Growth, innovation and … Continue reading

Purdue University Fort Wayne Sees Major Increase in Enrollment

Purdue University Fort Wayne begins the 2018-19 academic year with a major increase in enrollment, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A total of 2,314 new students have been admitted at the undergraduate level for Fall 2018, compared to … Continue reading

Purdue Fort Wayne celebrates new identity

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette A decades-old institution got a symbolic fresh start today as students returned to a campus no longer known as IPFW but as Purdue University Fort Wayne. The university – which saw enrollment growth for the first … Continue reading

As classes start, PFW sees enrollment up

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal GazetteTuesday, August 21, 2018 1:00 am A decades-old campus got a symbolic fresh start Monday as fall classes began at Purdue University Fort Wayne, whose chancellor encouraged students and faculty to build its “very bright” future. “Let’s … Continue reading

Clinton College’s new leader eyes growth, new programs at historical Rock Hill school

BY AMANDA HARRISaharris@heraldonline.comAugust 21, 2018 04:32 PMROCK HILL Clinton College has a new leader, and he’s focused on the school’s growth.   Clinton’s board of trustees has named Lester McCorn as the school’s 13th president. McCorn has led the college as acting … Continue reading

Prizes for Everyone: How Colleges Use Scholarships to Lure Students

John Dysart was featured in a Wall Street Journal article in April 2018.  The article talks about how merit awards are an important component of many schools’ enrollment strategies. To view the article, click here for a PDF.

Prospective students check out IPFW

Official excited to see 877 attend annual Spring Campus Visit ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette Kenneth Christmon didn’t tire of signing his name Sunday – he insisted on it. The assistant vice chancellor of admissions at IPFW, soon to be Purdue … Continue reading

Tips on Making the Most of Your College’s Location

Tips on Making the Most of Your College’s Location JANUARY 01, 2018 We asked some enrollment-management professionals to suggest ways that a college situated in a seemingly less-than-ideal place could appeal to students. Here’s what they said. John W. Dysart, … Continue reading

LSUA Announces Summer Enrollment Increase

by Sarah Black | Jun 15, 2017 LSUA is pleased to announce a large increase in summer enrollment.  LSUA is excited to announce a 17.31 percent overall increase in summer enrollment for 2017 over summer 2016.  There are 1,037 students … Continue reading

Financial Aid and Admissions: 12 Solutions to Potential Problems

John W. Dysart President – The Dysart Group, Inc. Christian colleges, universities, and schools face a myriad of challenges that threaten much-needed revenue streams. The majority of schools lack substantial endowments and must rely on net tuition dollars to meet … Continue reading

LSUA Sees Large Spring Enrollment Gains

LSUA is proud to announce significant enrollment gains for the spring 2016 semester. LSUA is excited to announce continued enrollment growth for the spring 2016 semester. This growth comes on the heels of record enrollment from the previous fall semester. … Continue reading

LSUA Records Largest Enrollment in School History

LSUA is proud to announce record enrollment at the university. This fall, LSUA is reporting a total of 3,104 students, making it the largest enrollment in the history of the university. The previous largest enrollment was 3,093 students in 2002. … Continue reading

The Latest on Tuition Discounting

Academic Impressions:  HIGHER ED IMPACT ARTICLE July 2015 Rising institutional costs and greater price sensitivity on the part of prospective students and families have caused many institutions to strategically rethink their tuition discounting strategy. Academic Impressions is directing a conference … Continue reading

20 Realistic, Economical, Simple Initiatives to Improve Student Retention

Christian Academia Magazine For the hundreds of small, private colleges and universities that enroll large numbers of “at-risk” students, proactive retention activities are necessary to keep the school solvent. However, while maintaining retention is much discussed, it is rarely addressed in … Continue reading

Inexpensive, Realistic & Simple Initiatives to Improve Retention

John W. Dysart President – The Dysart Group, Inc. Many discussions, meetings, planning sessions and research projects have been conducted at colleges and universities regarding retention. For the hundreds of small, private colleges and universities that enroll large numbers of … Continue reading

Enrollment Management Expert, John Dysart to Participate in Tuition Discounting Conference

President of The Dysart Group, John W. Dysart will participate in a tuition discounting conference sponsored by Academic Impressions in Atlanta on December 8-9. 2014.  The following is brief interview in anticipation of two-day event. Several industry experts continue to … Continue reading

LSUA sees more than 20% enrollment increase

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – LSU of Alexandria is celebrating its largest enrollment increase in more than 15 years. “One of our goals with enrollment was to bring in at least 3 percent growth, and we were able … Continue reading

LSU of Alexandria Announces Large Enrollment Increase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESEPTEMBER 15, 2014  ALEXANDRIA, LA – LSU of Alexandria is excited to announce a 21% increase in enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year.  This growth marks the largest year-to-year increase in six years and reverses a downward enrollment … Continue reading

Higher Education Faces Tuition Disruption

“Has college tuition begun to go the way of Walmart-style pricing? College administrators are experimenting with cut-rate models by freezing tuition, slashing sticker prices, and rolling back tuition, driven to discover a way to tip the scales toward enrollment growth,” … Continue reading

Bible College in Colorado Grows Despite Economic Downturn

Despite continued economic pressure and reports of enrollment declines at colleges and universities around the country, Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO welcomes one of the largest incoming classes in recent history, with new student enrollment up 39% in … Continue reading

Collaborative Leadership Enables Freed-Hardeman University to Increase Enrollment

The higher education landscape is rapidly changing.  Despite the general acceptance of the concept of enrollment management as an effective vehicle for understanding admissions, financial aid and retention, few schools have successfully brought together the three departments in an effective … Continue reading

Enrollment is Up as Classes Begin at Mars Hill College

For Immediate Release August 21, 2012 MEDIA CONTACT:Teresa BucknerMedia Relations Coordinator As the 2012-13 academic year began on Tuesday, Mars Hill College welcomed a record-setting student body that was 7% larger than last year at this time, and nearly 20% … Continue reading

Communications Counselors: Changing the structure of the admissions office to adapt to new technological realities

While market conditions and technology have changed dramatically in 30 years, the structure of the Admissions Office and the entering qualifications and roles of admissions counselors have not kept pace.” That’s the issue John W. Dysart, president of admissions consulting … Continue reading

Technology Changes Everything—Including Admissions. Are You Ready?

Presenter John Dysart Technology Changes Everything!June 11-13, 2012, The Mirage, Las Vegas Changing the Structure in the Admissions Office to Adapt to New Technological Realities Technology is changing everything in college recruitment and admission offices have been slow to respond. … Continue reading

Enrollment Expert to Discuss College Discount Rates

WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) JANUARY 18, 2012 John W. Dysart, president of The Dysart Group, Inc., will be making a presentation at the upcoming Presidents Conference of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. This timely session will focus on disagreements … Continue reading

Enrollment Management Expert to Speak on Influences on College Discount Rates

John W. Dysart, President of higher education consulting firm The Dysart Group, Inc., will present a session entitled “Understanding Your Discount Rate” at the largest annual meeting of college and university presidents in the United States. MARCO ISLAND, FL (PRWEB) … Continue reading

“How to Recruit Out of State Students” Webinar Announced

The Dysart Group, Inc. will offer an exclusive webinar for higher education administrators and enrollment management professionals on the topic of recruiting out of state students. The webinar is being offered in collaboration with Higher Ed Hero on Wednesday, November … Continue reading

MHC Starts Fall Semester with Largest Enrollment in 30 Years!

Traditional classes began Tuesday at Mars Hill College for the 2011-12 academic year with an 11 % increase in enrollment over last year, and a higher initial enrollment than at any time in thirty years. A total of 1073 traditional … Continue reading

Mars Hill College Increases New Student Enrollments by 34%

Yahoo News – August 29, 2011 Located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Mars Hill College is pleased to announce a 34% increase in new student enrollments over last year, and the largest number of new student enrollments in the past … Continue reading

Roosevelt University student enrollment shatters records

For Immediate Release                                      Sept. 10, 2008           Officials hail increases as more than sign of the times               Roosevelt University officials expected enrollments to rise this year, but not at the extraordinary pace that has put the University’s fall 2008 semester … Continue reading

Ferrum welcomes green initiatives, more students

The college hopes to lessen its footprint on the environment by moving to trayless dining and paper products in its cafeteria. By Janelle Rucker FERRUM — Students head back to classes today at Ferrum College to a more ecologically friendly … Continue reading

Wesley College Welcomes Freshman Class

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 Contact: Chad Robinson, Special Assistant to the President                                                   E-mail: 562 new students arrive in Dover The incoming class of Wesley College filled the auditorium at the Schwartz Center for the Arts on August 23, … Continue reading

Ferrum College Anticipates Largest Enrollment in 24 Years, Opens Third New Residence Hall in Three Years

For Immediate Release:    Date: August 29, 2008Contact:  Natalie Faunce, (540) Ferrum College will once again welcome a record number of students to campus this fall, the third consecutive year of significant enrollment increases.  Ferrum expects close to 650 new students … Continue reading

University of Rio Grande Recruits Record Class

News Release – September 2007 The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College has one of its largest freshman classes ever on campus this fall.  The freshmen class increased by 41 percent over last year, as Rio Grande has 1,374 … Continue reading

Ferrum College Sees Enrollment Surge Under Leadership of First Woman President

For Immediate Release:                                                  August 27, 2007     Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten will celebrate the beginning of her sixth year as the first woman president of Ferrum College by welcoming the largest group of new students to Ferrum in over twenty years. … Continue reading

Undergraduate enrollment reaches all-time high at SXU

Freshmen class also among most diverse Chicago (Sept. 27, 2006) – Undergraduate enrollment for the fall 2006 semester has reached an all-time high at Saint Xavier University, the ninth consecutive year of growth. With 3,339 undergraduate students, the Univrsity is … Continue reading

Record new student class at Sterling College

NEWS RELEASE STERLING, Kan., Sept. 21 2006—Vice President for Enrollment Dennis Dutton announced a 45 percent increase in new student enrollment this year, making this the largest entering new student class in Sterling College’s 119 year history. This year’s freshman … Continue reading

20-Year Record Broken By Rise in Ferrum Enrollment

For Immediate Release:                                                  September 13, 2006          Last week Ferrum College proudly welcomed the largest new student enrollment in twenty years to its Ferrum, VA campus through the doors of its newly remodeled student center and through the all-new Skeens Alumni … Continue reading