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Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph said the admissions team has been “aggressively” signaling to prospective students that classes will be in-person in the fall because even entertaining the idea of online courses could negatively impact enrollment.

Columbia ‘anxious,’ while optimistic for Fall 2020 enrollment despite predictions of national decline

April 21, 2020

Across the country, colleges and universities are bracing for expected enrollment declines for the Fall 2020 semester because of the coronavirus pandemic and rocky transitions to remote learning. Wh...

(From left) Kate Roberts and Kassidy Graf created their channel Jerry Crew Comedy while in high school as a way to share inside jokes with subscribers.

Lights, camera, subscribe

February 24, 2020

Lying in her bed at 3 in the morning, Claire McConnell had the idea to create a YouTube channel about Broadway, which later evolved into making “a day in the life” vlogs. Little did she know she w...

Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

By Valeria Mancera-Saavedra, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

In an attempt to take advantage of Illinois Community College Board statistics that rank Illinois first in the nation for bachelor's degree completion rates among community college transfer students, Col...

Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph said he is optimistic for enrollment numbers for next year during a Nov. 8 Faculty Senate meeting held at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave.

Making Columbia more affordable could increase already-growing enrollment

November 15, 2019

More than a year after Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph updated Faculty Senators on the college’s encouraging Fall 2019 enrollment numbers, he told senators he is expecting ano...

Switching majors, addressing academic disparity at the college and trend-defying international enrollment rates

Switching majors, addressing academic disparity at the college and trend-defying international enrollment rates

November 13, 2019

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff looks at the large number of students who change their major, the programs in place to lessen academic disparities for minority students at Colu...

Columbia breaks decade-long enrollment slump

Columbia breaks decade-long enrollment slump

September 27, 2019

After years of enrollment decline resulting in staff layoffs, faculty departures, tuition increases and disappearing resources, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced the college's first enrollment incre...

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Provost Marcella David ‘saying all the right things’ in first collegewide address

August 19, 2019

In Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David’s first collegewide address since arriving in June, she went out of her way to show faculty she understood them, emphasizing her deep appreciatio...

College ends decade of new student decline with most diverse freshman class in Columbia’s history expected for Fall 2019

College ends decade of new student decline with most diverse freshman class in Columbia’s history expected for Fall 2019

August 14, 2019

For the first time since 2008, registration among new students is up from the previous year. And the college is marking it as a turning point after years of enrollment decline. As of Aug. 5, 141...

College finds footing in enrollment decline

College finds footing in enrollment decline

April 5, 2019

Enrollment at Columbia is continuing its years-long downward trend with the Spring 2019 semester, according to the college’s Institutional Effectiveness website. But faculty and administrative le...

The college has seen drastic enrollment declines over the past decade, with numbers falling by nearly half. President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and VP of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph are hoping to turn that around with new initiatives.

Kim on enrollment: ‘We’ve taken it on the chin’

February 5, 2019

Columbia is nearly half the size it was 10 years ago, but President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph introduced a 5-year plan Jan. 29 to get enrollment back...

Stop jumping into relationships

Stop jumping into relationships

By Halie Parkinson

October 29, 2018

Whether you swipe right on Tinder, scroll through social media or tackle the hook-up culture, the concept of dating surrounds us.We are constantly watching celebrities leap into new relationships, the ...

CPS college enrollment reaches new heights

CPS college enrollment reaches new heights

October 4, 2018

More Chicago Public Schools’ graduates are enrolling in college now than ever before.According to a Sept. 24 press release from the Office of the Mayor, 64.6 percent of graduates from the class of 2017 ...

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