How does the New York free tuition program change the environment for enrollment management? For private institutions reliant on NY student enrollment, the potential effect of the free college tuition program is multi-layered.
As if there wasn’t already enough pressure on private college education, with Excelsior, the pressure to compete in this ever-changing environment raises more complex questions, including:
- Will students at privates transfer to publics at a higher rate than in the past?
- Should private institutions opt into new the ETA program?
- What about out-of-state schools that recruit in New York—is there potential for a higher melt rate for students from New York for 2017-18, and might the New York portion of the admit pool decline in future years?
- Will private colleges begin to immediately restructure enrollment plans and strategies such as price, student success, and academic programs? And will they begin to refocus on increasing out of state enrollment?
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about the implications of the New York free tuition program and specific recommendations on recruitment, marketing and enrollment management strategies for success in the future.
About the presenters
Patricia Maben, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Patricia Maben brings a high level of analytical and critical thinking that is essential for enrollment management success today. Having worked with Ruffalo Noel Levitz since 2003 as both a client and as an advisory board member from New York State, and creating strategic enrollment strategies with colleges since 2006. She offers unique insights and experience into the comprehensive solutions offered at Ruffalo Noel Levitz.
Lisa Browning, Senior Consultant, Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Lisa Browning offers a wide range of experience in the fields of enrollment management, financial aid, alumni relations, and development. Ms. Browning has worked for more than 12 years in higher education and offers her clients expertise in fundraising, strategic recruitment plans, marketing initiatives and territory management.
Mary Piccioli, Enrollment Management Consultant, Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Mary Piccioli consults on a variety of enrollment management topics, both strategic and operational in nature – from strategic financial aid analysis and strategic enrollment planning to financial aid/admissions operations reviews and retention best practices. She lives in western New York and is a former financial aid director and chief enrollment officer at a private university in New York State. Among her national set of partner institutions she consults with two private colleges in New York.