Emerge Education Reports Record Enrollment
Emerge Education Reports Record Enrollment, Despite National Trends
October 13, 2015 – CAMP HILL, PA – Emerge Education recorded its largest enrollment period to date this fall, surpassing monthly enrollment objectives for partner institutions by 14%. The enrollment objectives for August were the highest in the company’s history.
“We are very excited to produce these results for our college and university partners, especially at a time when many institutions across the country are seeing declining enrollments,” says Tim Prusha, Emerge Education’s Vice President for Marketing.
In the U.S., college enrollment has declined for the second straight year, according to the most recent available data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly 1,000,000 fewer students were enrolled in 2013 than were in 2011.
“These uncertain market conditions are, in part, what led us to start Emerge Education,” says Prusha “We believe in higher education. Our management team comes from higher education; we actually have spent our careers working in the schools. We want to see schools thrive, but we were watching many of them struggle to grow.”
The number of private four-year colleges that have closed or were acquired doubled from about five per year prior to 2008, to about 10 per year from 2008 through 2011, according to a study by researchers at Vanderbilt University, citing federal data. Plus, among all colleges, 37 merged from 2010 through 2013 according to Higher Education Publications Inc.
“When we started seeing more and more schools close their doors, we wanted to help,” continued Prusha. “We want to help take universities from merely surviving to really thriving. In order to do that, a college needs the right partner who can provide them with the right strategy and financial resources that will allow institutions to focus on what they do best – educating students.”
Heading into the month of September, Emerge was 13% ahead of its 2015 year-to-date enrollment targets, and is currently tracking to finish ahead of the 2015 end-of-year plan.
For more information regarding this topic, please contact:
Tim Prusha, MBA
Vice President for Marketing