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Admitted Student SurveyA data-driven approach to boost student enrollment

With so many options, what drives students to attend your institution?

Not all students admitted to your institution will enroll, but there are steps you can take to improve their experience and increase the likelihood that they will. One of the most important steps for increasing your enrollment yield is gathering feedback from admitted students — both those who do and don’t enroll — to learn the factors and experiences that shape their decisions.

Hanover’s analysts have crafted a comprehensive survey to gather insights about the factors that influence whether or not your admitted students enroll. Your institution’s results are also benchmarked against other colleges and universities nationally for a comparative view of your matriculation strengths and challenges. Together, these findings provide you with a road map to increase completed applications and maximize acceptance rates.

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The increased percentage of students who say proximity to family/home is a key factor when deciding where to apply, compared to 2022

Use data to improve your matriculation rate


Maximize applicant completion and acceptance rates.


Uncover the characteristics your supporters value most.


Gauge the relative strength of your institution’s brand compared to others.


Evaluate changes in matriculation drivers over time.

How it works: Admitted Student Survey

Hanover’s team of researchers administers a comprehensive, standardized survey to gather your admitted students’ perspectives about the factors that influence their decision to enroll or not. Your institution’s results are also benchmarked against others for a comparative view of findings.
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Project Kickoff

We work with your institution to identify the specific goals for the survey and determine the best administration and analysis plan.
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The survey is launched through an online platform, with our team carefully monitoring response rates and reviewing data quality.
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Analysis, Reporting, and Delivery

Your Hanover team reviews the survey responses and shares the results in a custom analysis that includes key findings, a comparison to national data, and specific recommendations to upgrade your admissions and enrollment strategy.

Boise State University College of Engineering Answers Questions on Recruitment and Student Success with Hanover’s Support

“Hanover has been an integral partner in helping the College of Engineering pursue its top strategic goals. I believe Hanover’s full complement of capabilities will help us answer important questions on recruitment and student success, helping us draw more students to campus and provide them with an outstanding educational experience once they arrive. We chose Hanover to partner after reviewing their impressive work, which fits well with the questions we are trying to answer. Our Hanover team is responsive and quick, and we also find their dashboards to be invaluable toward our work. We look forward to continuing our partnership and seeing how Hanover can support COEN’s growth.”

— JoAnn Slama Lighty, PhD, Dean

Make decisions with confidence, not guesswork

Hanover Research provides high quality, custom research and analytics through a cost-effective model that helps clients in the corporate, education, and healthcare sectors make informed decisions, identify and seize opportunities, and heighten their effectiveness.


Ongoing research agenda adapts with your organization’s needs


200+ analysts with advanced research expertise


Annual, fixed-fee model delivers shared costs and benefits


Exclusive account and research teams ensure strategic partnership

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