The Columbia Chronicle

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...

College optimizes website for recruitment

By Campus Editor

September 15, 2014

In tandem with a city-wide advertising campaign implemented to rebrand the college, a new college website launched Sept. 10.Conceived as an effort to attract more students to the institution at a time when enrollment has steadily declined, the website’s launch is just in time for recruiting season—a time when high school and transfer students are making their final decisions about where to apply, according to Stan Wear...

Enrollment still down, time to wake up

By Heather Scroering

September 18, 2012

At last year’s State of the College Address to faculty and staff in March, President Warrick L. Carter boldly admitted that perhaps the college was “asleep at the switch” in regards to retention and enrollment. As this academic year’s anemic figures come out, the significant enrollment slump is yet more proof of how much damage being “asleep at the switch” has done.The college’s enrollment numbers have been de...

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