Online students have very specific preferences for their online program. They often decide to go online because a more traditional program doesn't fit in your lives. With the degree of "choice" that they have today, successful programs must meet those expectations. But what are they looking for?
In February 2022, RNL conducted a survey of more than 1,600 individuals who actively searched for an online program in the last year. Our new Online Student Recruitment Report is built around 10 challenges for institutions surfaced in the data.
Watch this webinar as we do a deep dive into the data on program subjects, formats, and structures and have conversation about what it means for institutions.
Here's what we talk about:
- Why online has become so critical to enrollment growth
- Subject areas on the rise
- Levels of study with the biggest opportunities
- Preferred schedules and formats
About the presenters
Brian Gawor, CFRE, Vice President for Research, RNL
Brian is a 20-year higher education veteran and donor engagement expert who coordinates RNL's research and actionable insights to propel our partner's success. Brian presents regularly at CASE events, and hosts RNL's Fundraising Voices podcast and LinkedIn Live events.
Cherron Hoppes, Ed.D, Chief Academic Officer, RNL
Cherron is a veteran higher education professional with expertise in academic administration, including learning outcomes assessment and curriculum design. Her career experiences have been diverse: working for a mid-sized public institution and small, private institutions to support traditional undergraduate students as well as post-traditional working adults seeking degree completion or graduate degrees. Over her rich career, Cherron served as the chief academic officer for Helix Education for over six years. Prior to that, as the dean of undergraduate programs for the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University. She holds a doctorate in education, focused on higher education administration, from the University of Alabama.
Holly Tapper, JD, Vice President, RNL
Holly offers a strong background as a university administrator leading successful graduate programs, with extensive experience in online learning for nearly 15 years. Prior to coming to RNL she was director of online operations at St. Mary's University of Minnesota, where she had a track record of success. Under her leadership more than 20 online programs brought in $15M/year. Previously, Holly has served as dean of graduate programs at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, overseeing programs across 30 campuses that generated $14M/year.