Amid higher education’s increasingly competitive environment, institutions are looking for ways to develop deeper relationships with prospective, current, and former students. One of the best ways to do this is to have an open conversation. You can learn about your students, answer their questions, and hopefully delight them -- all of which adds up to earning trust and establishing a connection to your institution.
Happy New Year!
I’ve always loved the week leading up to Labor Day. The dog days of summer are nearing their end, the sun is setting earlier, nights are cooler, and at home here in northern New England, the water just got warm enough to swim in:
Texting with Prospective Students
Welcome back to Founders' Keepers, the semi-regular blog about AdmitHub from the perspective of its co-founders, Kirk and Drew. First, a couple of announcements:
- Our chatbot, Oli, is now available on Facebook Messenger. Give Oli a try here.
- We’re happy to announce two new partnerships with Allegheny University and Cooper Union. Chompers and Cooper Hawk will be arriving this fall!
How well do you know the state of student success in higher education in the United States?
Let’s find out with a four-question pop quiz!
True or False:
- More than 50 percent of students who enroll at a four-year college receive a bachelor’s degree in six years or less.
- More than 30 percent of students who go to a two-year college earn an associate’s degree in three years or less.
- The biggest reason students drop out is because they can’t afford tuition.
- More than 50 percent of college students who drop out report that they were responsible for paying for school themselves.