Would blockchain have prevented Varsity Blues?

Would blockchain have prevented the Varsity Blues admission scandal?

Reported by EdSurge, the “side-door” opportunities for students to get enrollment couldn’t have happened on a blockchain controlled campus. Those fake athletic profiles and the like just wouldn’t be possible in a tamper-proof record environment.

The takeaway? As higher ed seeks to earn back and gain trust from an increasingly value-skeptical market, ensuring enrollment authenticity may be one small way to start earning it back.

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.