Enrollment Resources recently compiled data from over 125,000 prospective students who had completed a detailed online survey delving into their goals, frustrations, motivations and current life/work situations. We call this the “Career Training Readiness Quiz” (powered by our Virtual Adviser software). It is designed to do two things: Engage prospective students on the school’s website to help generate additional leads – typically a 30 percent bump in website generated lead flow – and help the prospective student understand if they are a fit for vocational education. Roughly 2.2 percent of unique visitors to a typical school’s website will engage with this survey.
The sample represented about 90 school systems across the U.S. and Canada with a wide variety of programs, including both male- and female-dominated programs.
Our analysis of the results has uncovered fascinating insights into career education prospective students, including where they are in their buying process, their dominant personality styles and how to communicate with them effectively, and the number one motivating trigger driving their buying decisions. Read more
By Martin Lind, Velocify Inc.
According to a recent New York Times article, enrollment numbers for 2012-2013 dropped 2% from the previous year, the first significant decrease since the 1990s. Though those declining numbers will not likely affect top tier schools, less popular traditional schools may soon be forced into the unfamiliar position of competing for students. A number of potential pitfalls await traditional schools being pushed into this unfamiliar territory. This is especially true when it comes to the enrollment management tools required to compete effectively.
For many schools, the default tool is their Student Information System (SIS), a common catch-all for everything.
Partnership with Enrollment Resources Brings Beauty School Reduced Costs & Increased Enrollment
Federico Beauty Institute is a third-generation, family-owned and operated beauty institution that has taught Cosmetology, Esthetics and Barbering in California for over 60 years. Tired of having their advertising leads siphoned by large schools with higher ad budgets and more brand presence, the team at Federico reached out to an agency.
With the agency’s assistance the school established some online presence including pay-per-click advertising. The agency helped the school get into online marketing, but they also owned everything – from landing pages to Google Adwords campaigns. Read more
Institute Adds $1,000,000 in Enrollment Revenue Thanks to Enrollment Resources’ Systematic Approach to Performance Improvement
“From start to finish we worked your program and it’s wonderful – and I’m not just saying that. Without a strong Admissions process, there is no College. You helped me build the Admissions department. I couldn’t have done it without you. We went step-by-step, even with our advertising. 100% I put your recommendations in place and we’re just building on it now. I can’t say enough. I’m your biggest fan.” – Sarah Masters, Director of Admissions
Due to the clients’ request for privacy, the names and location have been changed.
The client was a well-established school of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts with multiple campuses throughout the Western United States. According to Sarah Masters, Admissions Director, “we were succeeding, in a way, but we weren’t growing. We were just sort of staying the same.”
You can’t manage what you can’t measure
“When we first came aboard with Enrollment Resources there was a big gap on where we were and where we wanted to be as a company. Through their market research and Mystery Shopping, we were able to identify some key priorities that we needed to address in order to reach our goal…Professionalizing [our] process in a very short period time resulted in significant improvements.” – Esti Merlo, Director of Admissions, Texas Barber College
Texas Barber Colleges is a long-established school with multiple campuses throughout Texas. Director of Admissions Esti Merlo asked Enrollment Resources to assist in an interesting challenge, “While we had, in my opinion, a successful organization, my sense was we could be more effective in how our admissions team used their time. The objectivity and interest in best practices that Enrollment Resources brought to the table was of interest to me,” said Merlo. Read more
How Enrollment Resources helped Spatech Institute improve lead flow
“If we were not already developed to the point where we had been in the lead generation when we started working together, I estimate we would have likely seen a 40-50% increase in the quantity of good leads coming in. Because we had already jump-started the process before beginning work with [ER] we’ve actually seen about a 10% increase – but that 10% in a degenerating market is a victory.“ – Kris Stecker, Owner, Spatech Institute
Spa Tech Institute is a four-campus chain based in Massachusetts and Maine. Owner Kris Stecker recognized there were issues within its enrollment process but struggled to articulate problems.
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