As colleges and universities conclude the Spring term and prepare for a new academic year, it is worthwhile to pause to evaluate the cost of student withdrawals on your campus. Clearly student withdrawals are a costly event for all involved. Institutions depend on the funds that students pay in tuition and fees. Families and students are often not prepared to recover from the financial loss.
Kelly Field wrote in the November 25, 2015 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education an important article (“How Much Can Campus-Crime Reports Tell Us About Sexual Assault?”) on what campus crime reports reveal about sexual assaults on college campuses.
Topics: Student Life, college theft, Financial Literacy, College Life Protected, Student Risk Management, Best Practices by Colleges, Higher Education Policy, Transparency, Risk Management, ACUHOI, Clery Act, Campus Crime, Campus Safety, Higher Education
According to the NACUBO SFS report, as of 2013 95% of
institutions surveyed offered tuition payment plans.
Last week we delivered a show-case presentation with leaders in higher education enrollment management at the RuffaloNoelLevitz - 2015 National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention.
We are pleased to be attending the RuffaloNoelLevitz - 2015 National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention in Boston next week. From our experience, this conference brings together some of the greatest thought leaders on the enrollment trends impacting higher education.
Over the past few years, GradGuard has often shared a terrific book by Tina Seelig, What I Wish I knew When I Was 20.
In July 2014, The Arizona Republic published an article that described a local university as a "Mall for Theives". Considering recent studies, this seems to be true at many campuses across the country. For example, "the average college student has a 53% chance of having their bike stolen, and only 2.4% are ever recovered". Has your institution considered how the financial loss of a bike or a backpack impacts a student? For some students, a financial loss can cause a great setback, even preventing the student's college success.
There are many life events that can disrupt a student’s college education, but none more severe than the loss of a parent. Given the severity of such a disruption, it is startling how little awareness there on this topic. This lack of awareness could simply be that college and university administrators have not closely considered how the loss of a parent affects not only the student, but the entire institution.
Infrequent but Dramatic Impact:
David Leonhardt is the editor of Upshot at the New York Times and posted a useful article titled The Reality of Student Debt Is Different From the Clichés. It reminds me of the challenges our society has in dealing with complex topics captured in the headlines but that often inadvertently distort the real source of risk.