Food for Thought - Admissions in the New Economic Reality

by Liz Casals Ellucian on October 05 2011, 11:04 AM

Filed under: Food for Thought
Tags: admissions , recruitment , enrollment , admissions officers , student of means

 

Admissions officers are caught in the nexus of rising costs, increasing competition, and reduced funding. As institutions face this new economic reality, pressure to close gaps opened by funding cutbacks and compete more aggressively for full-tuition students is changing the role of the admissions officer.  How is your admissions office balancing these competing institutional priorities?
 
Universities Seeking Out Students of Means
Source: The New York Times
Date: 9/21/11
Money is talking a bit louder in college admissions these days, according to a survey to be released Wednesday by Inside Higher Ed, an online publication for higher education professionals.

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