Case Study: University of North Florida

Turning Research Into Results: How One University Doubled Regional Admits, Dramatically Increased Summer Applications, and Admitted More than 95% of Its Summer Class by December 1. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the University of North Florida (UNF) serves roughly 16,000 students through 53 undergraduate- and 28 graduate-degree programs. In 2014, UNF partnered with Stamats to conduct…

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Declining Enrollments Demand New Strategies

Enrollments at colleges and universities, particularly those in the northeast, dropped by nearly 2 percent for fall 2016, continuing a trend that has seen a drop of approximately 6 percent over the last four years. The over-24 population, once hailed as a potential antidote to the declining population of high school students, experienced the sharpest…

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Perspectives from Presidents

Just last week I had the opportunity to attend the annual Presidents Institute sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). The institute brought together presidents from over 300 of the nation’s independent colleges and universities surrounded by this year’s theme of “Education for America’s Future.” It is a very relevant theme given the new…

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Make Something Happen Before Lunch

Irving Paul “Swifty” Lazar was an American talent agent and dealmaker who represented such megastars as Lauren Bacall, Truman Capote, Cary Grant, Gene Kelly, Madonna, and Walter Matthau. He attributed much of his success as an agent to a simple mantra: Make something happen before lunch. The idea of moving quickly is a foreign concept…

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