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Ellison, Bert; Braxton, John M.; Lang, Melissa; Grant, Kelly – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2020
The "institutional databases audit" addresses common challenges of retention research by viewing existing databases and key surveys as resources for analyzing persistence rates. Such an audit helps verify whether student database elements have theoretically derived research referents. Positive results show that institutions can acquire…
Descriptors: Databases, Audits (Verification), College Students, Academic Persistence
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Secore, Scott – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2019
The reasons a student may choose to enroll and matriculate at a particular postsecondary institution are many. Yet a sense of belonging and a strong emotional connection often supply all the incentive students need. Campus environments play a central role in the college choice process as the ecology, climate, and culture of an institution…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Environment, College Choice, Academic Persistence
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MacDonald, Kris – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2019
The number of nontraditional students in U.S. higher education is growing significantly, especially at for-profit postsecondary institutions given their shorter programs and career training. Yet these students have vastly different needs than their traditional-aged counterparts. A mixed-methods study of practical nursing students (n=36) enrolled…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Proprietary Schools, College Students, Student Needs
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Miller, Karen – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2019
In this article, the author describes her personal journey at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). Early in her career, the author often focused on the immediate projects and priorities that she was asked to lead. The author gave much less thought to what the next leadership opportunity might be. While experts may advise against this lack of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership Styles, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Aderholdt, David; Oliveri, Christy; Clark, Jennifer; Seifert, Tricia – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2019
Peer mentorship at colleges and universities is often thought of in the context of formal programs. This paper examines mentorship from an informal lens as the everyday advice students give their peers. This study utilized focus groups to see how students responded to questions their peers asked about their experiences. Four themes emerged that…
Descriptors: Social Development, Skill Development, Academic Achievement, Individual Development
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Sterling, Althea J. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2018
Institutions typically invest heavily in the first-year experience to promote persistence, yet colleges are also experiencing a pattern of attrition in the second year. The second year is viewed as a period in which students encounter increasing academic, developmental, and social demands, yet the institution tends to provide less support relative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Trainer, Jason – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2018
Increasing institutional dependency on tuition revenue paired with rising political pressures toward student success outcomes has many institutions turning to enrollment management (EM) to improve their institution's enrollment outcomes. EM is a comprehensive and inclusive process focused on achieving the optimum recruitment, retention, and…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Tuition, Political Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Secore, Scott – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2018
The reasons a student may choose a particular institution when seeking a postsecondary education are many. So, too, are the reasons students may opt to persist at their chosen institutions. However, a sense of belonging and a strong emotional connection often supply students all the incentive they need. College campus environments play a pivotal…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Choice, Academic Persistence, College Students
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McDevitt, Daniel; Allen-Stuck, Kimberly – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2018
During the 21st century, more students have been enrolled in U.S. higher education than ever before. These individuals are entering postsecondary education from more diverse backgrounds and with a much broader range of overall goals, values, and skills than their peers before them. As first-year students begin to navigate higher education, they…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Student School Relationship, School Holding Power, Low Achievement
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Lucido, Jerry; Hossler, Don; O'Dowd, Katie; Massa, Bob – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2018
Little attention has been given to identifying the professional bodies of knowledge or expertise that should be possessed by entering, early career, or senior SEM staff members. Using a multi-method research approach that included both a national survey and a modified Delphi Technique involving senior enrollment and admissions professionals, we…
Descriptors: Enrollment Management, Student Personnel Workers, Higher Education, Knowledge Level
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Shi, Xi – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2018
This study is an exploration of the probability of modeling higher education to optimize student retention for a desired academic outcome. As college students can be viewed as "consumers" of education institutions, this paper examines the applicability of business concepts of customer loyalty and retention and reviews the business…
Descriptors: College Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Models
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Ralston, Ekaterina S.; Compton, Jonathan; Forbes, Greg; Xu, Xiaowei; Pontius, Jason – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
College admission typically requires students to present their high school GPA and a standardized score, such as ACT or SAT. High school GPA is usually attributed to students' cumulative effort during their high school career and is often used as a measure of resilience. The ACT score allows students' aptitude to be assessed. Contemporary…
Descriptors: Usability, At Risk Students, Student Needs, Needs Assessment
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Miller, Karen – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), located in and around Cleveland, Ohio, opened in September 1963 and was Ohio's first community college. It now serves more than 50,000 credit and noncredit students each year at four traditional campuses located throughout Cuyahoga County, as well as two corporate college locations, the Manufacturing Technology…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Management, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
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Braxton, John M.; Francis, Clay H. W. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
College student retention constitutes a long-standing and critical problem for many colleges and universities. Although the average national rate of first-to-second year persistence stands at 68.5%, rates for types of colleges and universities vary from a low of 56.4% for 2-year public colleges to a high of 81.5% for private PhD-granting…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, Enrollment, Enrollment Management
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Bambhrolia, Bhavesh; Phelan, Steven E. – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
The current study uses a sample of community colleges to explore the specific organizational practices that mediate the link between entrepreneurial orientation and performance. The study focuses on a set of practices known as strategic enrollment management and finds that a college's entrepreneurial orientation predicts its enrollment management…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Entrepreneurship, Enrollment Management, Student Recruitment
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