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Applicant Success Assessment

Applicant Success Assessment (ASA) Dramatic Retention Results at Beta Clients after Two Years! Contact Bell Cooper to learn how ASA improves quality and raises revenues 217-725-1808 | bcooper@stevensstrategy.com What is the Applicant Success Assessment? The ASA test students’ readiness

Colleges in Crisis & How to Survive – Michael Townsley’s Book Preview

Michael Townsley author of a number of books on finance in higher education is working on a new book – Colleges in Crisis. The central theme of this book is that the massive decline forecast for prospective college students over the next decade will push many private colleges to and over the

Leadership, Data, Collaboration, Innovation, Success

In 2012, Stevens Strategy conducted a comprehensive strategic analysis project with Wilson College, which was experiencing serious enrollment and financial difficulty. Its total enrollment at the time we began our work with them was 762 students resulting in a 3 million dollar deficit. We

Will Half Of All Colleges Really Close In The Next Decade?

In the late 70’s and early 80’s, higher education faced an enrollment crisis similar to today’s, which was portrayed by pundits and researchers alike as a coming doomsday for small private colleges and universities. During the next decades these supposedly doomed colleges, led by the best

Smart, Succinct and Agile: Strategic Planning in an Age of Uncertainty

Stevens Strategy is pleased to announce this comprehensive report on the process of Strategic Planning authored by Inside Higher Education’s Rick Seltzer. We are humbled to be mentioned as an innovator in the use of strategic planning in higher education. Click to see Inside Higher Education’s