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Higher Education’s Price Creates Real Consternation

Published tuition prices already keep many people away, but many more students and families are even balking at the discounted net price. The consternation is contagious.

Three Things the Marketplace Is Telling Private Higher Education

Our “Trends for 2019” examines three attitudes of prospective students that point independent colleges and universities toward how they should express their value.

Tuition Discount Trends Indicate Need for Pricing Research

Strategic brand management in today’s higher ed landscape necessitates understanding the impact of price on the value proposition and the role tuition discounting plays in an institution’s quest for net tuition revenue.

Five Drivers of Price Sensitivity in Higher Education

Price sensitivity has become a major market force as prospective students and their families consider what they are able and willing to pay for a college education.

Show Me the Green

It’s all about the green—not only on St. Patrick’s Day, but almost every day for colleges that are trying to generate the necessary revenue to meet their budget goals.

Private Higher Education Marketplace Trends for 2017

This year our annual trends report points to three main factors families consider as they calculate a college’s value: price, quality, and outcomes.

Trends for 2017

Prospective students and families calculate a college's value based on their price to attend, the quality of the educational experience, and resulting outcomes of the degree.
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Early Results of FAFSA’s Calendar Shift

Who are the early filers of the FAFSA? Are they also the Early Decision/Action applicants? Are students and families viewing these early processes like a gold rush?

Illuminating the Value of the Liberal Arts

This month’s Liberal Arts Illuminated conference facilitated pathways, possibilities, and partnerships to sustain liberal arts education.

Rethinking Revenues in a Price-Sensitive Higher Ed Marketplace

Colleges and universities of all types are being forced to reshape their tuition revenue strategies due to price sensitivity.

Private Higher Education Trends for 2016

As we do each January, we present trends in the higher education marketplace that are likely to affect enrollment and marketing efforts during the coming year.
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Trends for 2016

We've identified six marketplace demands in the private higher education marketplace that we predict will have a significant impact on student recruitment and enrollment efforts during the coming year.