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Posted July 01, 2013 by

4 Things Parents Should Know Before Paying for College

From $20,000 to $65,000 a year – that’s the tuition cost for one year of college, says John McDonough, a money expert who helps retirees and parents plan for their families’ futures.

John McDonough

John McDonough, CEO of Studemont Group College Funding Solutions

“For the 2012–2013 academic year, the average cost for an in-state public college is $22,261. A moderate budget for a private college averaged $43,289,” says McDonough, CEO of Studemont Group College Funding Solutions. “But for elite schools, we’re talking about three times the cost of your local state school. Either way, your kid’s higher education can easily shoot into six figures after four years.” (more…)

Posted February 04, 2013 by

Coming to America: International Students Continuing Education in the United States

While some American college students may consider going abroad to study, many international students are coming to the United States to do the same.  Learn more in the following infographic. (more…)

Posted January 04, 2013 by

The future of student enrollment – Five Predictions: #2

CollegeRecruiter.comThe following post offers the second prediction on how student enrollment will change in the future for colleges and universities.

Prediction #2: Universities are expanding their marketing to broader geographic areas.

We notice a tendency among our clients to broaden their geographic recruiting area. This broadening is driven by three distinct factors:

– Universities want to create a more diverse student body across the United States (and worldwide) to increase attractiveness and support higher rankings.

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The future of student enrollment – Five Predictions: #2

Posted January 04, 2013 by

The future of student enrollment – Five Predictions #3 & # 4

CollegeRecruiter.comThe following post offers the third and fourth predictions on how student enrollment will change in the future for colleges and universities.

Prediction # 3: The range of programs and teaching channels for universities will increase to include more offline and professional programs as well as auxiliary services.

We hear a great deal about endangered programs. Philosophy, history and language programs are shutting down due to the lack of students and financial resources. In contrast, I believe that universities will actually offer more, not fewer, services and programs, in more teaching formats, length and channels in the future. Universities will strive to find additional revenue sources. Executive training programs will be just one of many examples. Colleges will want to build a continued relationship with alumni exceeding current alumni fundraising focused activities.

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The future of student enrollment – Five Predictions #3 & # 4

Posted November 30, 2012 by

Nine strategies for successful enrollment management in today’s higher education environment

CollegeRecruiter.comLike all of us at some point, colleges and universities will see the need for change.  The following post identifies strategies that can help them adapt to change in enrollment management, as well as their recruiting and retention efforts.

I have been involved in enrollment management for more than 40 years, both as an enrollment manager on campus and as a consultant for Noel-Levitz. During that time, I have seen changes in higher education that are nothing short of revolutionary. Shifts in access to higher education, the gender and ethnic composition of classes, the number of students attending college, and technological innovations are just some of the sweeping changes that have made higher education an increasing force in the social, economic, political, and cultural life of our country.

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Nine strategies for successful enrollment management in today’s higher education environment

Posted November 21, 2012 by

Are you listening to podcasts on International Student Enrollment

CollegeRecruiter.comFor colleges and universities looking to increase student enrollment, they may be able to get some new ideas through podcasts.  The following post provides information which could help these institutions achieve this goal.

Listening to podcasts has been productive for my own professional development. I am using audio podcasts during my commute and travel time to stay up-to-date on relevant topics and important publications. I looked around and could not find anything relevant with a focus on international student enrollment and international marketing for universities. As a result, we will launch a monthly podcast series addressing larger strategic issues, country-specific information, partner and vendor information and hands-on practical recruitment questions.

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Are you listening to podcasts on International Student Enrollment