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Stop Looking at Rankings: The Chronicle

November 14, 2017

Maguire Associates' Senior Consultant Richard Freeland, former President of Northeastern University, challenges ratings rancor. Read the case he makes in The Chronicle's (9/12/2017) Point of View column. How did your institution do in U.S. News...

Analyzing your admitted student pool shouldn't be DIY

October 25, 2017

Would you rather be handed a pumpkin and a knife with instructions, or have an expert in carving execute the job and engage your team through the final result? In this October metaphor, Maguire Associates provides the tailored approach from your...

Predictive Modeling's Many Valuable Insights

October 24, 2017

How would your institution prefer to use modeling? To spend more efficiently? To prioritize limited resources? To recognize shifting demographics before students have even applied? Through harnessing your student data, our custom models can...

The total solar eclipse from Clemson, SC  [PHOTOS]

August 28, 2017

On Monday a solar eclipse passed over the entire continental United States for the first time in 99 years. Hopefully you were able to take a moment to experience the magnificent wonder of the event at your institution.

College Presidents: Do They Matter?

August 25, 2017

In his newest article this summer, Richard Freeland, Senior Consultant at Maguire Associates, discusses whether recent changes in the environment and organization of colleges and universities have changed the requirements for a successful...

The Hechinger Report: Higher Ed's Misplaced Obsession with Research

August 08, 2017

Maguire Associates' own Senior Consultant Richard Freeland has been making a splash this summer in several publications. Last week his latest article was in The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality...

SURVEY RESULTS: International Impact of US Politics

July 26, 2017

Two months ago we polled our clients and colleagues about international students' reactions to the current United States political climate. We received a good number of responses from a diverse group of school leaders about the state of their...

Three Solutions to Help Manage Declining Applications for Law Schools

July 10, 2017

The number of students applying to law schools in the U.S. decreased 38% between 2010 and 2015. With greater competition for fewer students, law schools across the country took measures to gain any competitive edge they could in a tenuous market,...

Financial Aid Leveraging: Part 1 of Our Best Methods

July 06, 2017

Maguire Associates was the first and is one of the only financial aid leveraging firms to provide individualized awarding – that is, we develop a model based on your past enrollment data to optimize your awarding on a per-student basis. From this...

Admitted student research leads to data-driven action.

June 30, 2017

As you track your deposits, we urge you to plan research this summer on the decision process of your admitted students.