The 2020 Enrollment Trends You Need to Know About

Speakers Webinar Othot

Enrollment trends for 2020 are anything but the norm. Comparisons to last year leave many enrollment leaders worried that they may fall short of their goals – and they are trying to make sure the students who have committed show up for class in the fall.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many institutions to change their decision days from the traditional May 1 to June 1 or extended it indefinitely. So traditional benchmarks may not be valid.

That’s why Othot has been tracking enrollment trends among its partner institutions.

During the webinar, we will share trends and observations we’ve found in our data (anonymized and aggregated) from May 1 and from June 1 and compare that to 2019 enrollment trends. We’ll also discuss the ongoing risks around summer melt, particularly trends around July 15.


What You’ll Learn

  • How your first-time, first-year enrollment compares with other institutions
  • Trends we’re seeing with summer melt
  • How to use your data to diagnose problems and answer tough questions


About the Speakers

Zach Varga

Senior Director of Partner Success, Othot
Zach Varga joined Othot in July 2017 and, during his tenure, he has managed the execution and growth of the Partner Success organization. He has more than 15 years of experience in Customer Success, Project Management, and Operations. Prior to working at Othot, Zach managed a Customer Success team at Seegrid, a growing robotics company, and managed the Operations team at Bombardier Transportation, one of the world largest rail manufactures. Zach holds an MBA and BA from Duquesne University.

Chris Lucier

Director of Partner Relations, Othot
Chris enjoyed a successful career in enrollment management, most recently at the University of Delaware. During his time at Delaware, Chris led the University to new record highs in undergraduate enrollment from the Fall of 2017 to 2018, while increasing in diversity at the same time. In addition to enrollment achievement, he launched several new enrichment programs and initiatives that will be felt by the University and its students for years to come.

Before Chris’ time at the University of Delaware, he led undergraduate admissions and enrollment strategy at the University of Vermont for seven years. Previously, he was the director of recruitment and operations in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he earlier served as senior associate director of recruitment and marketing.

At Othot, Chris helps our partner institutions identify actionable insights from the Othot Platform and incorporate them into everyday practice. A partner during his tenure at Delaware, Chris has firsthand knowledge of how to use the Othot Platform and now he works with partner institutions to reach their goals.


Andy Hannah

Chairman & Chief Partnership Officer
In 2014, Andy and team founded Othot, the leader in artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics solutions for higher education institution. Andy is an evangelist for the Othot Platform, and how the use of AI and prescriptive analytics optimizes the relationship between institutions and their prospective, current, and former students. Andy is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Analytics and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Pittsburgh, College of Business Administration.