Category: Disrupting Enrollment

Diminishing Returns: Spending More Money to Get More Students? Why?

Diminishing Returns: Spending More Money to Get More Students? Why?

Law of Diminishing Returns (a principle in economics): at any given stage of technological advance an increase in productive factors (as labor or capital) applied…

How Colleges and College Towns Are Teaming Up

How Colleges and College Towns Are Teaming Up

When you think of the University of Notre Dame, surely one of the most well-known names in American higher education, how quickly can you name…

The Perfect Storm: New Challenges for Robust College Enrollment

The Perfect Storm: New Challenges for Robust College Enrollment

Problems in college admissions are nothing new. What we know as enrollment management began in 1976 with Boston College’s Jack Maguire and has only grown…

Can Artificial Intelligence Automate College Admissions?

Can Artificial Intelligence Automate College Admissions?

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Although variants of the technology have been around for decades, the excitement is driven…

How to Increase Student Enrollment While Optimizing Financial Aid

How to Increase Student Enrollment While Optimizing Financial Aid

One of Capture Higher Ed’s clients — a private, Catholic, liberal arts college in the Northeast — is on track this fall to increase student…

Are Nontraditional Students the New Normal?

Are Nontraditional Students the New Normal?

Back in a September episode Morning Edition, NPR reported on some research surrounding nontraditional students and “the new normal” when it comes to enrollment demographics.…

Should Liberal Arts Colleges Cut the Size of Their Boards?

Should Liberal Arts Colleges Cut the Size of Their Boards?

Capture Higher Ed partner colleges and universities often defy common trends. An excellent, recent example can be seen at Lyon College, which was featured in…

How Do Machines Think? Learning About Machine Learning

How Do Machines Think? Learning About Machine Learning

From our next generation marketing automation that is streamlining university advancement to our other high tech tools for higher education, machine learning (or artificial intelligence) is woven…

A Case for Experimentation in Enrollment Management

A Case for Experimentation in Enrollment Management

In his book, The Victory Lab, author Sasha Issenberg describes a certain consulting industry that thrives on the ambiguity of not knowing what works. “It…

Can Rural Colleges Save the Rural Economy?

Can Rural Colleges Save the Rural Economy?

“Can college towns in rural areas save our rural economy?” asks Joshua Kim. His answer, published recently in Inside Higher Ed, may be a bit…