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Experienced Campus Innovators to Speak at Ruffalo Noel Levitz National Enrollment Management Conference

July 11, 2016—More than 1,600 campus professionals are registered to attend the 30th annual National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention, convened by Ruffalo Noel Levitz. The enrollment management conference will be held July 26-28 in Dallas, TX. Ruffalo Noel Levitz is the recognized leader in higher education enrollment and fundraising management solutions. More...

Ruffalo Noel Levitz Honors Innovative Enrollment Strategies; Three Universities Receive Marketing-Recruitment Excellence Awards

 June 29, 2016—Ruffalo Noel Levitz, the leading provider of technology-enabled services, software, and consulting for higher education enrollment management and fundraising, has announced the winners of the 14th annual Marketing-Recruitment Excellence Awards. The awards recognize superior programs and strategies that have made an impact on campus student enrollment. More...

Ruffalo Noel Levitz Announces 2016 Winners of Retention Excellence Awards

June 14, 2016—Ruffalo Noel Levitz, the leading provider of technology-enabled services, software, and consulting for higher education enrollment management and fundraising, has announced the winners of the 2016 Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Awards. The awards recognize innovative campus retention programs that increase student success and completion. More...

New Report Reviews Emerging Trends in Higher Education Fundraising and Strategies to Increase Donor Engagement

May 19, 2016—There's a looming challenge for college fundraising: how to keep donations up when alumni participation is on a 20-year decline. A new senior executive analysis from Ruffalo Noel Levitz, the leading firm for higher education fundraising management, looks at the current trends underpinning this challenge and the strategies that successful institutions are already using to counter donor decline. More... 

UC Santa Barbara Smashes Annual Online Giving Total in 1 Day With Ruffalo Noel Levitz Digital Fundraising Platform

April 29, 2016—The University of California, Santa Barbara enjoyed a historic outcome during the institution's first online giving day on April 8, 2016, raising almost $4 million. More... 

Ruffalo Noel Levitz Announces Keynote Speakers for National Enrollment Management Conference

April 12, 2016—Ruffalo Noel Levitz, the recognized leader in higher education enrollment and fundraising management solutions, today announced the keynote speakers for its 30th annual National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention. This enrollment management conference will be held July 26-28 in Dallas, TX. The event serves enrollment managers, college admissions directors, college student affairs personnel, and other higher education professionals seeking to discover big innovations for today's big changes in higher education. Since 1996, more than 30,000 college and university leaders and staff have attended the conference. More...

Ruffalo Noel Levitz study ranks 80 college marketing and recruitment practices

March 22, 2016—What’s working best in undergraduate student marketing and recruitment? A new study from Ruffalo Noel Levitz ranks the effectiveness and usage of more than 80 strategies and tactics, including specific approaches to event marketing, advertising, print communications, student search, digital marketing, internal operations, and much more. More...

2016 National Freshman Motivation to Complete College Report

March 8, 2016—What are the most important motivational barriers that keep college students from completing their degrees? A new study from Ruffalo Noel Levitz looks beyond standardized test scores and high school transcripts to explore a wider range of factors that influence completion including social attitudes and motivations; academic, financial, and personal concerns; the influence of students’ racial/ethnic backgrounds, age, and gender; students’ openness to receiving assistance from their college; and family support. More...

Ruffalo Noel Levitz announces new Giving Day Module on the Scalefunder Platform

February 29, 2016—Ruffalo Noel Levitz, the recognized leader in enrollment and fundraising management solutions, announced the launch of the Giving Day Module as a part of the Scalefunder Platform. By integrating seamlessly with the Crowdfunding Module, the Giving Day Module creates the best-in-class digital fundraising solution for higher education and nonprofit use and further solidifies Ruffalo Noel Levitz as the leading provider for all higher education digital fundraising. More...

Al Ruffalo receives the University of Iowa’s Distinguished Alumni Award

February 2, 2016—Ruffalo Noel Levitz Executive Chairman Albert Ruffalo has been named a 2016 recipient of the University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. More...

Nominations Sought for Retention Excellence Awards from Ruffalo Noel Levitz

January 5, 2016 Colleges and universities with significant student success achievements are encouraged to apply for the Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Awards, sponsored by Ruffalo Noel Levitz. Deadline for applications is March 18, 2016. More...

Online Graduate Courses for Enrollment Management Professionals in Higher Education Begin Monday, October 26, 2015

August 20, 2015Bay Path University, an accredited private university headquartered in Longmeadow, Mass., is partnering with higher education consulting firm Ruffalo Noel Levitz to offer six online course that lead to a certification in enrollment management during the 2015-16 academic year. Integrated within Bay Path's fully online Master of Science in Higher Education Administration (HEA), the certificate is designed to help college and university professionals develop and incorporate contemporary principles and practices in enrollment management. More...

2015 Student Retention and College Completion Practices Benchmark Report for Undergraduate Programs

July 30, 2015In response to the national call for raising completion and graduation rates in higher education, colleges and universities are deploying dozens of strategies, tactics, assessments, tools, and technologies. But which of these works best? And which assessment metrics are most helpful for understanding persistence vs. non-persistence? A new study from Ruffalo Noel Levitz rates the effectiveness of 93 specific approaches to 1) guide those who are developing new initiatives, and 2) provide benchmarks for those who want to compare the effectiveness of their existing retention program components. More...

Attitudes of Second-Year College Students Report

July 28, 2015In response to the growing call to increase college completion rates, many campus officials focus attention on first-year college students who are known to leave college at the highest rates. However, a new study from Ruffalo Noel Levitz unmasks the widespread assumption that second-year students have successfully transitioned to college. More...

2015 International E-Expectations Report

July 23, 2015International students are flocking to enroll at colleges in the United States. Nearly 900,000 enrolled during the 2013-14 academic year, an 8.1 percent increase over the year before. They have also become a high-value student population for American institutions contending with demographic challenges that are reducing the flow of prospective domestic college students. But how do international students research colleges and choose where to attendespecially when the majority do not visit a single campus before they apply. More...

2015 Adult Learner Marketing and Recruitment Practices Benchmark Report

July 14, 2015To help rein in the rising costs of education, increasing numbers of colleges and universities are turning to the adult, online, and graduate markets to provide alternative revenue, diversification, and growth. A new student provides research to guide these new developments as well as benchmarks to evaluate the effectiveness of existing adult learner programs. More...

2015 Marketing-Recruitment Excellence Awards

July 2, 2015—Ruffalo Noel Levitz, the leading higher education consulting firm specializing in student retention, recruitment, financial aid, market research, marketing communications development, and fundraising management, today announced the winners of the 2015 Marketing-Recruitment Excellence Awards. The awards recognize exemplary programs, services, and strategies that have made an impact on campus student enrollment. More...

2015 Retention Excellence Awards

June 25, 2015—Ruffalo Noel Levitz, the leading provider of technology-enabled services, software, and consulting for higher education enrollment management and fundraising, has announced the winners of the 2015 Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Awards. The awards recognize innovative campus retention programs that have encouraged students to succeed and persist through graduation. More...

Tenth Annual National Freshman Attitudes Report

March 24, 2015—Ruffalo Noel Levitz has released its annual National Freshman Attitudes Report, providing data on incoming students' needs, motivations, and noncognitive attitudes that influence their success in college and rates of college completion. More...

New Name and New Leader for RuffaloCODY and Noel-Levitz

March 12, 2015—Recently merged RuffaloCODY and Noel-Levitz, together the leading provider of technology-enabled services, software, and consulting for higher education enrollment management and fundraising, made two significant announcements today. The firm revealed its new unified brand and name, Ruffalo Noel Levitz, and announced the appointment of Stephen J. Meyer as its new president and CEO, following news that Duane Jasper will be retiring from the company. More...

Nominations Sought for Noel-Levitz Retention Excellence Awards

January 12, 2015—Colleges and universities with significant student success achievements are encouraged to apply for the Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Awards, sponsored by Noel-Levitz. Deadline for application is March 15, 2015. More...

Noel-Levitz Releases Annual Student Satisfaction Research: National report shows many students dissatisfied with the value of tuition and the financial aid process

October 16, 2014—Approximately half of all students at four-year colleges and universities do not agree that the tuition they pay is a worthwhile investment. More than 50 percent of students at those institutions and 42 percent at community colleges also do not believe there is adequate financial aid available. These are just two findings from the 2014 National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report, published by the enrollment management consulting firm Noel-Levitz. More...  

RuffaloCODY Announces Merger With Noel-Levitz: Creates the premier provider of enrollment and fundraising solutions for colleges and universities

August 21, 2014—RuffaloCODY is pleased to announce the acquisition of Noel-Levitz, bringing together the two most influential leaders in the provision of enrollment and fundraising solutions for higher education. Combined, RuffaloCODY and Noel-Levitz offer colleges and universities unparalleled experience, data and insights, as well as proven solutions covering a student's lifelong relationship with an institution, from initial enrollment through student success and alumni loyalty. More...

2014 E-Expectations Report: New study finds 71 percent of college-bound high school students and 45 percent of parents have looked at college websites on their mobile devices

July 11, 2014—As high school students research colleges, more and more are doing so on their smartphones. That's the latest finding from a new national study of college-bound high school seniors. More...

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