Tag Archive for: Enrollment

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…

UAGC Financials Confirm Falling Enrollments and Revenue

It has taken some time, but I now have access to recent University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) financials and enrollments based on a report in early May for the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC) at the University…

The Post-Covid New Normal is Looking Bipolar

It's been a while since I last posted, partially as I'm trying to make sense of new data and anecdotes coming in around that crucial measure of organizational viability for higher ed institutions - enrollments. In that post I combined IPEDS…

Combined US Higher Education Enrollment Fall 2012 – Spring 2022

The two best sources for enrollment data for US Higher Education are the Department of Education's IPEDS data set and the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) reports. The NSC shares both the Current Term Enrollment Estimates reports (May and…

The Decline of the Public 2-Year Degree

NPR had an interesting story this week showing the increase in enrollments for skilled trade programs in community colleges. More than a million students held off from going to college in this pandemic, but there are some bright spots happening…

Zovio Loses California Lawsuit on Deceptive Admissions Practices

Zovio, the Online Program Management (OPM) company that sold for-profit Ashford Universityand created the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC, lost the lawsuit filed by the California Attorney General. The San Diego Superior Court ruled…

What U Arizona Executives Are Not Addressing About the UAGC Merger

The next chapter in the long-running University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) saga is becoming clear, as described by Kathryn Palmer at Tucson.com. The University of Arizona’s recent announcement of its plans to absorb the UA Global…

Private 4-year Sector Enrollments Removing WGU, SNHU, and Liberty University as Outliers

In yesterday's post I shared a enrollment estimate for US Higher Education by combining IPEDS and National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) data, and one interesting discussion started on LinkedIn about the surprising health of the private not-for-profit…