Tag Archive for: Enrollment

Clarifications But No Answers on Growing Discrepancy in Enrollment Reporting

Last week I noted a growing discrepancy between the US higher education enrollment reporting between National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) and the Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The issue is…

Fall 2021 Largest Institutions by Total Enrollment and DE Type

Based on reader request after yesterday's post, I'd like to share another view of largest US higher education institutions, this one ranked by total enrollment with color coding of distance education (DE) type. This chart combines undergrad…

IPEDS Fall 2021: Largest Institutions by Online Enrollments In US With Trends Since 2012

After the IPEDS Fall 2021 data came out in late December, I noticed a large and growing discrepancy between the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) and IPEDS about the size of the enrollment declines. I have been in contact with NSC, and the…

Discrepancy in Reported US Higher Ed Fall Enrollment Declines

With the release of the Fall 2021 enrollment data from the US Department of Education's IPEDS system, I had planned a post showing a comparison of three commonly-used data sources to help provide context, but as I looked further there seems…

Enrollments are declining: is it necessarily a bad thing?

Today Magic EdTech released a new episode in their Tech in EdTech podcast, where host Dipesh Jain interviewed me regarding enrollment analysis, with a unique angle asking if the decline in US postsecondary enrollment is necessarily a bad thing.…

About Those Uncounted Students

I recently was interviewed by Scott Jeffe from Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), a company that I believe is the preeminent enrollment management firm for US higher education, and Scott published two blog posts today based on our interactions. Beyond…

NSC Enrollments At High End of Estimated Range

Late last week the National Student Clearinghouse put out their initial current term enrollment reports for Fall 2022 in US higher education. The quick read is that overall enrollment across all sectors, for undergraduate and graduate levels…

Update on US Higher Education Enrollment Estimates

Overall postsecondary enrollment tends in the US continue to represent a major trend to follow. While the focus on this blog is on EdTech, you cannot escape overall enrollment as a driver of strategy for institutions and for various technology-based…

The Gates Foundation Messaging Machine

This week a report was released by HCM Strategists and Edge Research, funded by the Gates Foundation, on the important topic of the mindset and perspectives of high school graduates aged 18-30 who chose to not go to college or who dropped out…

Tennessee Enrollment Case Study on Misleading Narratives

US postsecondary enrollment is in free fall, especially at community colleges, and there is plenty of concern about what this trend means and how to reverse it. But it can be quite difficult for education leaders to make smart strategic decisions…