Rural America is changing. As demographics continue to shift and fewer local graduates feed the applicant pool, rural colleges are facing the same challenge: what to do about enrollment.
To examine how colleges can overcome these challenges, The Chronicle will bring together a panel of admissions leaders from rural colleges across the country for a candid discussion. During our Virtual Forum, “Overcoming the Enrollment Challenges of Rural Colleges,” we will ask and answer:
- What aspects of rural campuses and academic programs appeal to potential applicants and can institutions better highlight them?
- What specific challenges do rural colleges face as they look to attract a more diverse student body?
- How much is this broad challenge a matter of better marketing?
- What substantive changes, if any, might be required?