Archives — The RUN Report

 

 

Select a Topic or Theme from the table below to access an archival post of the RUN Report. This page is updated weekly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

The RUN Report — June 29, 2017

 

Welcome to this week’s edition of the RUN Report. Our current system wide Fall 2017 admissions numbers as of 6-29-17:

 

 

We will return with a full edition next week after the 4th of July holiday. 

  


 

 

The RUN Report — June 21, 2017

 

 

Welcome to this week’s edition of the RUN Report. Our current system wide Fall 2017 admissions numbers as of 6-21-17:

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For this week we compare the number of ‘new student’ applications we have received for Fall 2017 to the number of ‘new student’ applications we had received for Fall 2016 at this time last year. Remember, these are students who have never before applied to a Virginia community college.

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Why is this important?  Looking at this set of students, we are up less than 1,000 applications system-wide or 1.58%.  One might argue up is better than down but there are a number of colleges underperforming in this category compared to last Fall.  This amplifies our enrollment challenge… fewer applicants infers fewer enrollments.  It is important to contact applicants and nudge them forward.

If you want to know how your college’s Fall 2017 ‘new student’ application numbers compare to 2016, please email Dr. Chris Pfautz or Aaron Rosenthal and they can share with you the comparison.   

Please stay tuned for next week’s RUN update.

All data generated from Quinn.

 


 

 

 

The RUN Report — June 16, 2017

 

Welcome to the next edition of the RUN report. Our current system-wide numbers as of 6/16/17:

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This week we take a quick walk down memory lane.  The graph below shows when our students submitted their Fall 2016 applications.  Separated by student type, we can see what month we received applications (October through December have been omitted for simplicity).  The VCCS admit types displayed here are new students, readmits, internal and outside transfers, and non-credit. 

You see a jump in New Fall 2016 application submissions during March and April, followed by another jump in August.

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Why is this important?  This year we have already seen the same March/April jump in New Fall 2017 application submissions, and it is safe to assume we will see the same August jump coupled with a more complex mix of application types. We still have 55,236 prospective Fall 2017 students who have applied but not yet enrolled, and now is the time to contact them to nudge them forward.

We will be back next week for another RUN update and a new look at your admissions data.

All data and charts generated from Quinn.

 


 

 

 

 

The RUN Report — June 8, 2017

  

Welcome to this week’s edition of The RUN report.  Our current system wide Fall 2017 admissions numbers as of 6-8-17:

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The subject of Dual Enrollment has been buzzing lately, and we thought we would highlight a trend we noticed while looking closely at our system-wide enrollment numbers.

As you can see in the chart below, our system-wide dual enrollment population (blue) not paying full tuition has been on the incline for the past several fall terms while our overall enrollment (orange) has been on the decline.  The orange bar of full tuition paying students is getting smaller on both the top and bottom.  Given our reliance on tuition as a source of funding, this further emphasizes the need to reach out and nudge those full tuition paying students who intend to enroll this fall, but have not done so yet.    

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It is worth noting the fall admissions yield we look at weekly includes dual students, though you can see students by program of study and filter accordingly using the “Not Enrolled Lookup” report.

As always, feel free to reach out to Dr. Chris Pfautz or Aaron Rosenthal if you have questions and stay tuned for next week’s update!

All data and charts generated from Quinn 

 

 

 


 

 

 

The RUN Report — June 2, 2017

Welcome to this week’s update of The RUN Report.  We would like to build on the momentum of last week’s “Not Enrolled Lookup” report, as well as, all the great feedback we have received.

But first, here is our current admissions progress by college, leading into the Fall 2017 term.  These numbers are current as of 6/2/17.

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We want to improve upon the “Not Enrolled Lookup” report created in Quinn last week (If you’re just joining us or you missed last week’s news, scroll down the page).  There are now new fields added to the “Applications Drill” window.  This is the window that displays all of the contact information by student.  By scrolling all the way to the right, you will now see fields displaying plan key, plan description, and degree description.

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After exporting your student list to Excel, you can then use these new fields to sort and filter with greater precision to better suit your recruitment strategies.

As always, please reach out if you have questions and stay tuned for the next update.

All data and charts generated from Quinn.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

The RUN Report — May 26, 2017

 

Welcome to the next update of The RUN Report.  This week Dr. Chris Pfautz and Aaron Rosenthal will be providing you a very powerful, but understated tool in the fight towards higher enrollment yields.

But first, here is our current admissions progress by college, leading into the Fall 2017 term. These numbers are current as of 5/26/17.

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And now for the heart of this week’s update: how to get your hands on the contact information of those students who have submitted an application but have not yet enrolled.

This may sound like a pipe dream, but we assure you the information is at your fingertips and the process is fairly easy.  We have created both a new report in Quinn called the “Not Enrolled Lookup” AND a video tutorial explaining how to use this report. 

(To get into Quinn, you need 2 things:  proper access and a Silverlight plugin for IE, which is the optimal browser.  Your college’s IT help desk can assist you with both items.)

Password: VCCS

The RUN Report — Tutorial #1 

 

Now, the challenging part starts here.  We need to contact these students to nudge them forward.

At a current system-wide yield of just over 8%, we have approximately 50,000 not-yet enrolled students.

Your college’s portion of this population may be a manageable amount…  Or it may be thousands (upon thousands) of students.  How your college chooses to make contact is up to you, but now is the time to make it happen.

We will be back next week for another RUN update and a new look at your admissions data.

All data and charts generated from Quinn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The RUN Report — May 19, 2017

 

Welcome to the first edition of The RUN Report.  This project was kickstarted by the Recruitment and Enrollment Management Workshop by Ruffalo Noel Levitz where we explored different ways to leverage data in order to increase enrollment.  To keep that momentum going, Dr. Chris Pfautz and Aaron Rosenthal will be providing relevant admissions data on an ongoing basis using both Quinn and The Resource Center to showcase and communicate the work. 

For starters, we have outlined our current admissions progress by college, leading towards the Fall 2017 term.  As you can see, we all have a lot of ground to cover in the upcoming weeks and months.

These numbers are current as of 5/19/17. 

 

This visualization (below) displays the trend in system-wide admissions over the past 10 years, as well as, our current progress into the Fall 2017 term.  

The bars  represent application counts and enrolled counts while the overlaid line shows the percentage that have applied and enrolled (yield).  This data is current as of 5/19/17.

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All data and charts generated from Quinn. 

To explore your college’s information in depth, please visit the Quinn home page.