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Ruffalo Noel Levitz continually produces reports, papers, and resources to help you analyze current trends in enrollment and fundraising management.

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2018 Discounting Report2018 Discounting Reports for Public and Private Institutions

Compare your institution's discounting rates, net revenue, yield, melt rates, and more with our our latest benchmark report. Versions for private and public institutions are available.

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2018 Adancement Leaders Speak Parent and Leadership GivingAdvancement Leaders Speak 2018: Annual Giving With a Special Focus on Parent and Leadership Giving

Read what higher education fundraising leaders said about their annual giving practices and results, particularly why they are turning more to parent donors and leadership giving.

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2018 National Freshman Motivation to Complete College Report2018 National Freshman Motivation to Complete College Report

Read what today's first-year students have to say about their motivations, challenges, and attitudes about college, based on a study of 93,000 college freshmen.


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