The Art and Science of Enrollment Forecasting 

During this two-part webinar, participants will be introduced to an enrollment forecasting model used to project enrollments consistently at a large (20,000+) public comprehensive university for almost 20 years. Adaptable to institutions of any size, the model, which is based in Excel, can help institutions forecast future enrollments through the use of historical data and sound reasoning. The model is not designed to project how many new students will attend an institution, but rather, how they progress, hopefully to graduation. During the webinars, the presenter will share examples of how his institution has been adjusting the model to account for evolving student populations, especially during the current pandemic.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify guidelines to consider when implementing an enrollment forecasting model 
  • Explain the logic behind the forecasting model employed by the presenter’s institution  
  • Adapt the model to their own institutions 
  • Identify various strategies to communicate the information effectively to stakeholders

Registration Information

A recording of this webinar will be available for 30 days from the time of purchase.

Length/Time Commitment

2 hours

Recorded Date: 01/25/2021


Topic: Analytics

Experience Level: Beginner

Member/Non-Member Price: $99 Member/$129 Nonmember

Presenter(s): Chris Orem, James Madison University