Addressing “Summer Melt” Amid Declining Enrollment in Higher Ed

One of the most significant challenges colleges and universities now face is an overall decline in student enrollment. According to the National Student Clearing House Research Center, undergraduate enrollment fell by an estimated 9.4%— nearly 1.4 million students—between spring 2019 and spring 2022.

This makes the annual summer melt phenomena—when students enroll in the spring but do not attend in the fall—an even greater concern. Here are some tips to:

  • Leverage your data

  • Embrace technology

  • Provide one-on-one support

  • Communicate your institution’s unique value

  • Build excitement and create a sense of belonging

Download our free tip sheet to learn how to keep applicants and enrollees engaged, informed, and excited about attending your school.