Posts Tagged: maguire associates

Before We’re Up to Our Necks in Aggregators, Let’s Get Out Our Net Value Calculators!

No sooner has the Net Price Calculator wave crashed ashore, the next wave of college-choice transparency in the form of third-party data aggregators is threatening to engulf us. A Net Value Calculator can help us recapture the high ground. Since last October, Net Price Calculators (NPCs) have become a fact of life for American colleges and universities. Some are doing the bare minimum to co...

When the Elephant Is the Room

Maybe the classroom is where we should seek  the transformation we need in higher education ...For several years now, many of us have been agonizing over the sorry state of American higher education—indeed, of our entire educational system—and for good reason: Once the U.S. had the highest college completion rates in the world, we now rank 12th among 25-35 year-olds in developed ...

Do We Have a Retention Problem … Or Do We Have a Problem About Retention?

This paper, like many being written these days, deals with the “problem” of student retention in higher education. But unlike most, this paper focuses not on the problem of retention per se but rather on how institutional leaders think about student retention, completion, and success–how the way they frame their concerns about retention can give rise to a different sort of proble...

Conn. Gov. Malloy to Speak at Conference on Growing Economic Divide and Implications for Ed

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will be among speakers at “To Have and Have Not: The Growing Economic and Social Divide and its Implications for Educational Leaders,” a conference scheduled for Monday, Oct. 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Boston University’s Metcalf Trustee Center.The conference sponsored by Concord, Mass.-based Maguire Associates will also feature Barry Bluestone...

Down Economy Still Shaping College Enrollment, Consulting Firm Says

Two years after the depth of the Great Recession, the economy is still a major factor in college-enrollment decisions, according to a new survey by Concord, Mass.-based Maguire Associates and Fastweb.com. Nearly one-third of high school seniors who did not enroll in their first-choice college said the main reason was that they could not afford it, according to the survey of 2,400 high school seni...

Consulting Firm to Hold Free Webinar on Net Price Calculator

Maguire Associates of Concord, Mass. will hold a free webinar on "Getting Smart with Your Net Price Calculator" on Tuesday, June 7, at 1 p.m. EST. Under the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Congress mandated that higher education institutions offer the net price calculators (NPCs) to allow prospective students and families to estimate  personal out-of-pocket expenses at a particul...