Summer Enrolment Boost

University of Wisconsin Parkside

INSTITUTION TYPE
  • Public

STUDENT POPULATION
  • 4700

LOCATION
  • Small City in Wisconsin

PROFILE
  • Undergraduate

  • On campus

Challenge

Looking to build on their successful enrolment growth from the previous year, the University of Wisconsin Parkside admissions leadership knew they had to leverage new tactics in order to reach their aggressive goals. With a focus on improving their admitted student to enrolled student yield rate, they looked at how they could drive registrations to their orientation. Given the first orientation date was quickly approaching, they knew they needed a solution that could launch quickly, and prove an impact early on

Approach

With it being tougher to reach students on the phone and through email, the UW-Parkside team looked to FME to deploy communication strategies through new, mobile-first channels. Immediately, a new multi-touchpoint SMS strategy was developed between the UW-Parkside marketing team and the FME Student Engagement team. Within days the campaigns begin deploying automatically from the FME communications engine which both introduce a new impactful channel reducing workload to the UW-Parkside team.

Results

"The conversion rates are tremendous. Since Full Measure implementation, our campaigns have driven our completion rates, confirmed rates, and overall first-year enrolment. We have seen a growth of over 11% in less than one year." 

 

 

Troy Moldenhauer, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, University of Wisconsin, Parkside