Blog: student engagement

Can TikTok and Snapchat Support Your Higher Ed Marketing Strategy?

BY: Brian Hansen June 21, 2021

If you start a conversation about social media marketing for higher ed, one question is bound to come up sooner or later: Should we be on TikTok and Snapchat? Read More

How to Use Social Media to Improve Student Success

BY: Brian Hansen May 7, 2021

You might think of your social media platforms as a tool to attract potential students. But they’re also an effective way to engage existing students so they’re more likely to persist. You can share announcements, highlight student services, and build community around shared values. Most importantly, social media platforms are an effective way to hear and respond to student questions and concerns. Read More

5 Things to Do Before You Launch a Stop-out Campaign

BY: Chris Gilmore April 28, 2021

Almost every program has them—students who pause along the path to completion for one reason or another. These stopout students may intend to return and finish their program of study, but plans are easily derailed. They might not return unless you reach out. To re-engage learners and get them back on track, you need a well-designed stopout campaign. Read More

What Higher Ed Can Learn From JMU’s Adult Degree Program Success

BY: Eric McGee April 21, 2021

In the struggle to meet enrollment goals, programs of all types can look to the example set by adult degree programs. They’ve been refining online programs and serving nontraditional students for decades. One such ADP is the program at James Madison University. Read More

How Data Can Enhance Retention for Higher Ed

BY: Nicole Hagel April 8, 2021

If you’re looking for ways to improve student retention, data is a powerful place to start. Data can help you establish an effective communication strategy that keeps students engaged. With data, you can proactively reach out to students who might be at risk of stopping out. Linking different data streams can help you customize your approach to help every student feel supported. Read More

Increasing Student Engagement in Virtual Programs

BY: Eric McGee January 25, 2021

Helping students stay meaningfully involved during online learning has become a pressing issue as schools turn to online learning to maintain social distancing. The techniques and tools that work for in-person learning need to be reimagined for the online space to increase engagement in virtual programs. Read More

Texting in the Recruitment Process – What You Need to Know to Get Started

BY: Emma Rose October 8, 2020

What if you could increase prospective student conversions by up to 300 percent? Research says texting could do just that. Read More