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Colleges and universities that serve traditional-aged students as an important part of their enrollment portfolio must keep abreast of this market’s dreams, desires, and evolving expectations. While the age and stage of 18-year-olds fresh out of high school may appear relatively stable—especially compared to adult learners—we know that this market is constantly changing. Demographics change, generational themes change, and the changing value construct of higher education are all very much in play. The fundamental mistake that most colleges and universities make is thinking that the traditional student market is hemogeneous by nature. Rather, institutions that investigate their students’ potential pathways through college will be most successful in building their brand and value.

Partners in Eduventures Research & Advisory Services benefit from our latest insights into the traditional student market demand, competition, and innovation. Our data, research, and analysis is designed to support decision-makers by providing deeper insights into what motivates prospective traditional students. Additionally, our deep understanding of technology offerings can help you to capitalize on opportunities and drive success. We help you:

Eduventures provides sophisticated market research that illuminates the traditional student market with a level of insight that allows institutions to not only recruit traditional students effectively, but also to build student experiences that resonate. Recent and Upcoming Research

The explosion in adult enrollments boomed in the 1990s and peaked in 2011. We have seen a marked decline since then. While some decline is expected, the adult higher education value proposition has come into question. But change is coming. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, undergraduate students who enrolled at age 25 or older have a 50 percent chance of completing a degree or other credential within six years, and the ratio is below 30 percent for part-time and mixed-mode adult students.

Recent years have also seen notable growth in degree alternatives, such as boot camps and paid MOOCs, that speak directly to what the typical adult learner wants: career-relevant, flexible, and high-value education. Many of these providers are staking their reputation on getting jobs for their graduates—even promoting money-back guarantees—and the federal government is considering whether to open student aid to some of these nontraditional providers.

All this makes for a challenging environment for colleges and universities committed to the adult learner. The fact that many more schools are now upping recruitment of adult enrollments, seeking to offset demographic decline in traditional-age students in many parts of the country, means more colleges are chasing fewer adult prospects.

The imperative to improve student success metrics has never been stronger or more visible, and higher education institutions of all kinds are feeling the pressure to deliver. In an era when students and families take on an ever-increasing share of the cost of higher education, having a poor record of student success is fast becoming a brand killer. With an abundance of choice, why should students consider paying tuition at a college or university that is unable to deliver on the core mission of higher education?

Improving student success is not a simple task. It requires stakeholders from across campus to come together to develop a sound institutional strategy, plans for execution, systems of accountability, and the right mix of data and technology to make it all work. Knowing which institutions are making significant gains and how they do it is a critical place to start, as is understanding pf the technology tools that can accelerate your efforts to improve.

Eduventures’s data, research, and analysis is designed to support decision-makers in evaluating innovations that enable institution-wide student success programs. From data analytics platform selection to best practices research, we can help identify strategies that support, retain, and graduate both traditional and nontraditional students. Additionally, our deep understanding of technology offerings can help you capitalize on opportunities and drive success.

We help higher education leaders make the best-informed decisions on setting strategy, ensuring the financial sustainability of the institution, and making sound technology investments that accelerate student success and further the mission of the institution. Our research is relevant to:

As the economic and career landscape evolves, it is more critical than ever to ensure that academic program portfolios keep pace with demand—while also maintaining a commitment to each institution’s unique mission and goals. The pressure to both recruit and retain students challenges schools to put in place innovative approaches to teaching and learning and the right mix of programs to prepare graduates with new skills, a broad knowledge base, and a range of competencies to enter a more complex and interdependent world. All of these efforts must begin with a quantifiable means to evaluate both existing and new program offerings.

With the deepest experience in the industry, the Eduventures approach to academic program feasibility, prioritization, and innovation draws on a variety of data sources, including Eduventures’s proprietary data, labor forecasts, conferral data, competitive intelligence, and internal performance data. Whether you are looking to add new programs, prioritize existing ones, or evaluate innovation delivery methods, we can provide you with the hard data combined with deep expertise about how programs are likely to be received in the market, how they will be impacted by the competitive landscape, and how they should be positioned.

New entrants into the market, maturing standards, and increasing demand for interoperability are changing the technology landscape for higher education. With an over $25B spend on products and services annually, higher education leaders are using technology to support faculty and administrators; effectively market, recruit, and enroll students, and create new methods of instruction to deliver innovative programs.

Unique dynamics and successful strategies require a partner that understands established and emerging technology platforms, tools, and services. With hundreds of edtech offerings on the market, it is essential to get the right mix to meet the needs of your institution.

Eduventures’s data, research, and analysis is designed to support decision-makers as they evaluate innovations in technology adoption by delivering deeper insights into what strategies and methods lead to successful selection and implementation. Our deep understanding of the technology landscape can help you capitalize on opportunities and drive success for every part of the institution.