MONTHLY ENROLLMENT REPORT
May 15, 2015
BRIEF ANALYSIS
Enrollment is strengthening, but there remains much work to be done. Increased interest in Sterling
College is reflected in the growth of the inquiry pool from 965 (2014) to 1,221 (2015), and to date
we have received a third more applications than we had received at this point last year.
Our admit rate is currently a full 24 percentage points lower than it was last year, a reflection of
more rigorous standards of admission that include a required interview. The pool of admitted and
deposited students for 2015 is therefore stronger in terms of academic potential and seriousness of
purpose than it was last year, and we predict that new students who enroll this fall will be more
likely to succeed and persist at Sterling.
Retention for the fall semester is slightly weaker than anticipated, but institutional knowledge of
which students are likely to be enrolled in the fall is much more precise, the product of a combined
recruitment and engagement strategy that includes weekly meetings between the President, Director
of Admission, and Dean of Community.
RECRUITMENT POOL
Inquiries
Applicants
Admits
Enrollees
SPRING 2014
31
25 (65%)
23 (95%)
12 (58%)
SPRING 2015
105
27 (26%)
23 (95%)
12 (58%)
RECRUITMENT POOL
Inquiries
Applicants
Admits
Enrollees
SUMMER and FALL 2014
965
104 (12%)
98 (86%)
24 (44%)
SUMMER and FALL 2015
1221
138 (10%)
97 (86%)
27 (24%)
ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS
Inquires
Applicants
Admitted
New Enrolled
Returning Enrolled
TOTAL HEADCOUNT
Students on Leave Fall 2015
TOTAL BILLABLE
SUMMER & FALL 2015
1320
152 (11%)
124 (81%)
44 (35%)
84
128
8
120
Respectfully submitted by Tim Patterson, Director of Admission
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