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 during the 2015 College Board Forum in Washington, DC, and began completing surveys about benchmark statistics shortly after the conference.  It is still 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 is an Annual Meeting where participating schools arrange panel discussion, speakers, presentations, and an exchange of best practices.  SCC 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, sharing the information systematically in a timely manner, according to common definitions, is highly valuable to those with responsibility for enrollment management.

The member schools in the Small College Consortium include Bennington, Claremont McKenna, Colorado College, Denison, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Grinnell, Holy Cross, Kenyon, Lafayette, Macalester, Muhlenberg, Occidental, Pitzer, Reed, Rhodes, Richmond, Rollins, Scripps, Sewanee, Skidmore, St. John's, St. Olaf, Trinity University, Union, W&L University, Whitman.