U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Spalding University third in yield among top universities. Based on fall 2012 enrollment, the report tracks the percentage of students who actually enroll in a university after being accepted. Chris Hart, dean of enrollment management at Spalding, recently engaged in an interview with reporter Kirsten Totten of Las Vegas Review-Journal to talk about Spalding’s ranking. Hart told Totten that he credits Spalding’s success to the revitalization of downtown Louisville, Spalding’s campus expansion, growing academic programs, scholarship and financial aid opportunities, the university’s commitment to compassion and more.
Hart also credits Spalding’s third place ranking to what he calls Spalding’s “high touch” approach, where university staff and faculty work to meet a student where they are in their financial and educational journey, focusing on the individual’s needs and recruiting one student at a time. “If we can a get prospective student on campus and get [him or her] to connect with our team of professionals, who are really committed to the applicant’s academic success, then the prospective student often senses that [commitment] early on,” says Hart. “That might be one of a variety of different factors to explain why such a high percentage of those students end up gracing our campus.”
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