Celebrating Black History Month 2023
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by Liaison International
10h ago
February 1st marks the beginning of African-American History Month, a chance for us to memorialize the many achievements and contributions that African Americans have had, and continue to have, on our history and culture. What started in the United States in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, the child of former slaves who earned his Ph.D. from Harvard, is now a month-long national celebration that provides us with opportunities to reflect and learn more about the triumphs and difficulties—both past and present—of African-Americans in our society. Woodson is credited for writing African American ..read more
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Highlights from Higher Ed: Common App Trends, Community College Applications, HBCUs, and Mental Health on Campus
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by Liaison International
5d ago
New Common App Data Highlights Positive Application Trends  Recent analysis of newly released Common App data indicates that applications and admissions could be poised to bounce back in 2023, particularly among underrepresented minorities and first-generation students. Through January 1, students submitted nearly 1,080,000 distinct first-year applications overall, compared with about 903,000 during the 2019-2020 academic year, a 20% increase. (Researchers focused on 2019-20 data because it was the last year that applications were submitted before the pandemic caused numbers to plummet ..read more
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Webinar Series Spotlight: Gaining Approval for Strategic Enrollment Management Investments
Liaison Higher Education Blog | Higher Education Admissions & Enrollment
by Liaison International
6d ago
Are you looking to increase funding to execute your enrollment management strategies? Most schools are, but what differentiates those who are successful in securing the financial investment from those who are not? Our panel of enrollment experts has the answer. It comes down to your process and the players. Tune in to Chris Lucier as he has a candid conversation with Melissa Stone, Sean Kaylor, and Jennifer Carron about the four critical steps to getting what you need: Defining strategic and tactical necessity and identifying solutions Networking to gather feedback and support Developing and ..read more
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Highlights from Higher Ed: Public Health Popularity, Microcredentials, Higher-Ed Risks, and Early Decisions
Liaison Higher Education Blog | Higher Education Admissions & Enrollment
by Liaison International
3w ago
Number of undergrads pursuing public health degrees skyrockets Undergraduate public health degrees have surpassed master’s degrees in the same field as the nation’s most popular type of public health degree. Between 2001 and 2020, the number of students earning the former increased by 1,100% thanks in part to the creation of new programs and growth in established programs. The trend also “reflects the mounting interest in public health fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, which underscored not only the vital importance of the work but also the dire need for more public health professiona ..read more
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Building Community, Connections, and Confidence ~ experience: LIAISON | Seattle
Liaison Higher Education Blog | Higher Education Admissions & Enrollment
by Liaison International
3w ago
It’s hard to overstate the role that universities have played in the development of our world. They inspire and catalog discovery and exploration, steward the knowledge that defines modern civilization, and facilitate the transfer of new ideas and information around the globe. And in a time of crisis, a time of transition like the one drawing – hopefully – to a close, these institutions play an additional role. They provide an intangible promise of stability, a sense of normalcy, and an assurance that intellect and ingenuity will always serve as the core of our collective ability to manage th ..read more
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Highlights from Higher Ed: Declining Enrollment, Test-Optional Trends, Higher-Ed Inflation, Grad School ROI
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by Liaison International
1M ago
Six-year completion rate remains essentially unchanged The national six-year completion rate — which indicates the percentage of students who graduated after enrolling six years earlier — was virtually unchanged in 2022 (62.3%) compared with 2021 (62.2%), according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC). This year’s report, which focuses on students who enrolled for the first time in 2016 and graduated by June 2022, includes full- and part-time students at two- and four-year institutions. “NSCRC data portrays students’ diverse pathways to college completion that increasi ..read more
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Highlights from Higher Ed: High-Volume Applicants, Sector-Wide Financial Woes, Campus Facilities, and Unique Credentials
Liaison Higher Education Blog | Higher Education Admissions & Enrollment
by Liaison International
1M ago
More students are submitting more applications – particularly to selective schools The Common Application, which handled submissions from more than 1.2 million students at more than 1,000 colleges last year, is fueling a trend in which students are applying to more schools than in past years. In particular, “the students driving up the average are overwhelmingly applying to selective private institutions.” On average, students submitted 6.2 applications in 2021/22, up from 4.63 in 2013/14. However, more than half applied to five or fewer schools. The highest number of students (183,373) applie ..read more
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Yes, Virginia, There is a Centralized Application Service for Graduate Schools
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by Liaison International
1M ago
As we approach the holiday season, we are often reminded of the famous sentence ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,’ from the editorial by Francis P. Church in The Sun (NYC) on September 21, 1897, in response to a letter from eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wondering if Santa Clause was real. Even as adults, we’re often surprised by what we learn; I want to share something I didn’t realize until about a year ago—there is a centralized application service for graduate schools. And, it’s working to help a wide range of students find their best-fit school. Centralized Application Services ..read more
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Yes, Virginia, There is a Common Application Service for Graduate Schools
Liaison Higher Education Blog | Higher Education Admissions & Enrollment
by Liaison International
1M ago
As we approach the holiday season, we are often reminded of the famous sentence ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,’ from the editorial by Francis P. Church in The Sun (NYC) on September 21, 1897, in response to a letter from eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wondering if Santa Clause was real. Even as adults, we’re often surprised by what we learn; I want to share something I didn’t realize until about a year ago—there is a common application service for graduate schools. And, it’s working to help a wide range of students find their best-fit school. Common Application Services – A great op ..read more
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Yes, Virginia, There is a Common App for Graduate Schools
Liaison Higher Education Blog | Higher Education Admissions & Enrollment
by Liaison International
2M ago
As we approach the holiday season, we are often reminded of the famous sentence ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,’ from the editorial by Francis P. Church in The Sun (NYC) on September 21, 1897, in response to a letter from eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wondering if Santa Clause was real. Even as adults, we’re often surprised by what we learn; I want to share something I didn’t realize until about a year ago—there is a Common Application for graduate schools. The Common App – A great service for undergraduate admissions Undoubtedly, the Common App has been a huge success for undergrad ..read more
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