College & Career Readiness (K-12)
Match & Fit / Admissions
Student Success & Advising
Learn more about the unique challenges of the post-traditional student journey and how to better serve them at your institution.
Helping Underrepresented Students on the Path to Long-Term Success.
How to conquer the admissions travel season and life on the road
This research brief is the third in a series of four that explore outcomes for recent high school graduates who begin their postsecondary education in a community college. This study examined the impact of earning an associate degree prior to transfer on the probability of earning a bachelor’s degree.
This research brief is based on the results of a national survey conducted in partnership with AASA. The survey reveals what school districts across the country are doing to help students identify, research, and reach their goals after high school.
Hobsons is pleased to once again be a sponsor for the Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university admissions leaders. In this survey report, released in September of 2017, admissions leaders noted a number of concerns. Download the report to see what your colleagues in admissions across the U.S. have identified as trends to watch in 2017-2018.
Hobsons recently surveyed 224 admissions counselors to get their perspective of life on the road. Road warriors from all over the country provided their insights on high school visits, lunch room visits, interactions with high school counselors and students, as well as travel habits throughout the season. Admissions professionals also provided advice for school counselors who host visits on their campus.
This research brief is the second in a series of four, exploring outcomes for recent high school graduates who begin their postsecondary education in a community college using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002.
While dual enrollment fills a similar student success niche in both higher and K–12 education, the administrative perspectives of these two entities do not always align. This article highlights the groups’ similarities and differences in perspective and proposes implications for practice.
There are multiple models that can be used to evaluate the usefulness of different sources for prospective students. The traditional focus for most admissions operations has been on First Touch or Last Touch. Today, thanks to the power of new technology, innovative admissions offices are also able to evaluate Multi-Touch measures as students progress through the admissions funnel.
This report empirically explores student- and institutional-level factors that influence the likelihood of upward transfer for students who enroll in community college directly after high school. It also offers strategies for high school educators, college faculty and staff, and state and federal policymakers to consider in order to increase upward transfer rates.
With an emphasis on racial diversity, the findings in this report bring forward some of the strategies being used in a variety of institutional settings to advance higher education access.