Harvard’s 20% freshman deferral rate is a concerning indicator

Reported by Forbes, 20% of Harvard’s incoming class have chosen to defer their enrollment and forgo their undergraduate education option this year.

The takeaway? Forgo for what is still not super clear. But with many thinking that the elite institutions would be relatively spared from enrollment issues this fall, if Harvard’s having enrollment issues, the rest of us can’t just hold our breath, but actively fight for providing and communicating our great student experience.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.