show/ hide navigation

LRAP Blog

  • Tree

    Complimentary Research Resource: Fear of Student Loan Debt & Enrollment Impact 2018

    HigherEd Industry News June 6, 2018

    We know the challenges you face working in HigherEd are many and varied. We also know that communicating the complex realities of enrollment environments can be one of them. To aid you in painting a more complete picture, we’ve assembled and curated 38 data points covering research from 17 unique, trusted research sources into one […]

  • Tree

    LRAP at NACCAP: A Facilitated Discussion on Fear of Student Loan Debt, Enrollment Impact, and Supporting Statistics

    HigherEd Industry News May 23, 2018

    We’ve taken the time to scour the web for relevant data and statistics regarding  fear of student debt and the likely impact it is having on the higher education choices students and families are making. As a focal-point for a facilitated discussion at NACCAP, we created this convenient take-home document with primary sources listed (and linked […]

  • Tree

    Recent Study Reveals Reason Some Admitted Students Don’t Enroll

    HigherEd Industry News April 12, 2018

    We’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is, even if the number of applied students in your funnel seemed encouraging for your enrollment goals, recent data shows your yield rate might be less than you expect.

  • Tree

    Poll Details Value Americans See in HigherEd; Highlights Fear of Debt.

    HigherEd Industry News February 12, 2018

    In August and September of 2017, Civis Analytics, a leading data science technology and analytics company, polled 5647 Americans and 675 K-12 teachers about college. What they found should motivate any institution of higher education to take action and meet emerging concerns. We’ve taken the time to sort out some of the key findings from […]

  • blog Tree

    College Costs Forcing Students to Compromise

    HigherEd Industry News April 4, 2017

    Every year, thousands of students turn down offers to attend their first-choice college. Royall & Company recently examined survey responses of more than 6,000 of these students. The most popular reason why they opted to go elsewhere? Costs. Altogether, 39.9% of students cited a cost-related reason as the factor that deterred them from attending their […]

  • Tree

    More and More U.S. Colleges Are Helping Students Pay Back Their Loans

    HigherEd Industry News LRAP In The News March 28, 2017

    With ballooning student debt reaching record highs, some colleges are beginning to step in and help students shoulder some of the loans they took out to cover their tuition. And the availability of this relief is reportedly becoming a draw for prospective students. About 100 institutions of higher education around the U.S. have begun to […]

  • Tree

    Enrollment Concerns Top-of-Mind for College Presidents

    HigherEd Industry News March 21, 2017

    These days, admissions officers aren’t the only ones concerned about enrollment. According to a recent survey by Inside Higher Ed and Gallup, 84% of college presidents are “very” or “somewhat” concerned about meeting their institution’s enrollment targets. For the fifth straight year, overall college enrollment is down across the country, and for a variety of reasons: […]

  • CIWI

    Helping Grads Get on their Feet

    HigherEd Industry News October 6, 2016

    Nearly half of recent college graduates are underemployed (i.e. working in positions that don’t typically require a college degree), according to new research published by the New York Federal Reserve. But that doesn’t mean they’re all baristas — or working in other low-skilled occupations. 44.6% of recent grads are working in positions that don’t require a college degree, […]

  • Tree

    Debt Concerns Impact Enrollment: 2016 Survey of Admissions Directors

    HigherEd Industry News September 23, 2016

    Worry about student debt continues to negatively impact enrollment for colleges of all types, according to an annual survey recently published by Inside Higher Ed. The 2016 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors asked 339 admissions directors (or those with equivalent titles) about issues relevant to their profession: particularly, the growing impact of debt on students’ enrollment decisions. Nearly 9 of […]

  • CIWI

    College Drives Homeownership (Even with Debt)

    HigherEd Industry News May 26, 2016

    It’s become quite popular to blame student debt for holding back young adults’ abilities to own homes. But the debate on student debt and homeownership tends to err in focusing on the detriments of student debt, rather than the benefits that come with having a college education. Of course, debt being in and of itself burdensome is — […]

Categories

Tags