Welcome to the Small College Consortium
The Small College Consortium (SCC) began in 2015 with a small group of private small colleges exploring an exchange of historical data and best practices in enrollment management. The group first met for a lunch during the 2015 College Board Forum in Washington DC and began completing surveys about benchmark statistics shortly after the conference. It is currently recruiting members and beginning to establish an infrastructure to facilitate data exchanges, information sharing, the conduct of an annual meeting, and other collective activities.
The central activity of the Small College Consortium will become an Annual Meeting where participating schools arrange panel discussion, speakers, presentations, and an exchange of best practices. The first annual meeting is currently in its planning phase with more specific information to be announced in the near future.
The Small College Consortium also conducts “Quick Surveys” at critical times in the admissions cycle about applications, deposits, admission rates, and yields. While these data are available retrospectively from a variety of public sources like Guidebooks or the media, sharing the information systematically in a timely manner according to common definitions is highly valuable to those with responsibility for enrollment management. SCC will also share historical data from the Common Data Set and College Board profiles in this secure website with the calculation of benchmarks and strategic indices focused on admissions and financial aid.
The member schools of the Small College Consortium will be posted on this website in the near future.