College Enrollment is Down: Three Reasons Why

College Enrollment is Down: Three Reasons Why

Enrollment at postsecondary institutions has been steadily dropping after peaking in 2010. Adults, in particular, are less likely to pursue a degree: first-time adult student (aged 24+) enrollment dropped by 13% in 2017, whereas first-time traditional student (aged 18-24) enrollment dropped by only 1%. As a result, colleges – especially small liberal arts institutions – […]

Signal Vine Olympics: The Best Texting Resources, Ranked

Signal Vine Olympics: The Best Texting Resources, Ranked

Are you as excited about the Winter Olympics as I am? In the spirit of the games, I’m awarding medals to my top three favorite Signal Vine resources. I scored them out of ten points in three areas: actionability, applicability, and accessibility. My picks are all strong performers when it comes to sharing practical how-to […]

From Nudge to Nobel

From Nudge to Nobel

There’s a parking ticket on my desk, right next to my computer where I can’t avoid it. I didn’t pay it the day I got it, and I haven’t paid it in the three weeks since. Every day I see it, and I think about paying it, but then… I don’t. Every day that I don’t […]

So You Want to be a Textpert?

So You Want to be a Textpert?

We all know that text messaging is the best way to reach students. Sound easy? It is! Maybe you’re new to texting students. Maybe you’ve been texting students for years and now you’re ready to take it to the next level. No matter where you are in your texting journey, Signal Vine’s new Best Practices […]

Signal Vine Closes $2 Million in Funding

Signal Vine Closes $2 Million in Funding

We have big news for the Signal Vine community: we recently closed $2 million in a Series A funding round led by New Markets Venture Partners! We’re excited to build our capacity to deliver better products and experiences to you as we work together to serve students across the country. The funding will help us grow our team of […]

Why We ❤️ Our Culture

Why We ❤️ Our Culture

When I was applying to colleges, people told me to go to one that felt right, to wait for the magical moment when I stepped on a campus and knew it was “the one.” I’m lucky in that I found that college (Go ‘Dores!), and I’m even luckier in that I had that feeling again […]

4 Questions Your Boss Has About Texting Students

4 Questions Your Boss Has About Texting Students

You’ve known for years that your institution needs to be texting students, but getting your boss on board has been a challenge. Sound familiar? Below are four questions that every boss asks about texting. Use these to guide your texting conversations so you can give your boss answers he or she will love. 1. Is texting FERPA […]

Webinar: Hit Your Target for New Student Enrollment

Webinar: Hit Your Target for New Student Enrollment

Do you work in admissions, enrollment, or at a community college? If so, please join us for an upcoming webinar, Hit Your Target for New Student Enrollment, to learn new strategies for communicating with students and get the inside scoop on texting from Owens Community College. Register today! Mark your calendars for a free webinar […]

What We Learned at AACRAO 2017

What We Learned at AACRAO 2017

A six-hour flight delay on our way home from Minneapolis didn’t stop us from having a great time at the 103rd AACRAO Annual Meeting! We spent three days learning about the communications struggles and successes that registrars and admissions teams see every day. In case you missed it, here are the top three things we […]