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4 New Strategy Ideas to Enroll “Lost” Students

By Tracy Corry on Oct 26, 2022 10:28:33 AM

Early enrollment numbers are in for Fall 2022 - just in time for Early Decision and Action deadlines for the class of 2023. And while early reports had experts hopeful that we’d see a rebound after the steep two-year decline in the wake of the pandemic, it appears that the overall enrollment rate has once again decreased for the fifth semester since fall 2020.

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Social Media and the College Search

By Tracy Corry on Sep 21, 2022 12:36:13 PM

Confession: I’m 47 years old and my Instagram feed is filled with posts from college students. No, I’m not trying to relive my youth (though, I must admit it IS a fun trip down memory lane) - I have a high school senior getting ready to apply to college.

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Does Your Institution's Mailing Address Affect Your Enrollment Rate?

By Tracy Corry on Jul 25, 2022 8:57:21 PM

The SCOTUS ruling to end Roe v Wade and a federally-guaranteed right to an abortion has left prospective and current college students reconsidering where they want to spend the next four years of their lives. As state legislators begin to determine how to proceed with this new ruling, those within institutions of higher education face ramifications for their students, campus health centers, and how they educate and train their medical students. 

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Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Higher Education

By Tracy Corry on May 9, 2022 4:29:56 PM

The number of college students seeking mental health services and accommodations has been steadily increasing over the last few years– and even though the pandemic has intensified this unfortunate trend to a seemingly critical point, it most certainly wasn’t the sole driver of the mental health crisis currently plaguing institutions of higher education today. And although it’s not just students facing struggles with depression and anxiety, this epidemic appears to be more acute in younger, college-aged people with nearly 30 percent of people between ages 18 and 25 reporting a mental illness in 2019 and 25% of 18- to 24-year-olds surveyed reported thoughts of self-harm according to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Good Grief, What Now?! How to Prepare for the Next Disruption.

By Tracy Corry on Jan 20, 2022 1:05:33 PM

Natural disasters, cyber-attacks, pandemics…oh my! If we had to describe the 2020s in one word so far, ‘disaster’ might be the one we’d choose. We’ll be feeling the domino effect these events have had on our life, our businesses, and our economy for years to come. And just when we think we’re in the clear, surprise! Something new happens and we find ourselves shaking our heads in disbelief thinking…again? Really?

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