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Why two colleges are allowing themselves to shrink rather than ‘chase volume’

Oct 21, 2015


Five years ago Staten Island’s Wagner College was struggling to make enrollment targets.



Other colleges were growing as Wagner was shrinking. So Wagner’s administrators had to make a decision: significantly up student aid, in many cases beyond what students might need, or lose students. The college ended up taking a conservative approach, putting it squarely among the minority of its private peers, many of which place growing enrollment among their most important goals for survival and financial health.


We made "the decision to protect quality rather than chase volume," which means Wagner was ready to "get smaller if we had to," says Richard Guarasci, Wagner’s president of more than 13 years.


Read the full article from Inside Higher Ed here