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Our Story

Our Story

Inroads Analytics was formally launched in October 2019 out of a desire to preserve the private liberal arts education model. We exist to support our institutional clients in navigating the challenges of a shifting higher education landscape. This mission stems from the biblical example set by Aaron and Hur as they upheld Moses at the battle of Rephidim. It serves as a beacon that both guides and motivates our efforts. But how exactly did we ...
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Jumping the Enrollment Cliff

Jumping the Enrollment Cliff

Admissions departments everywhere are aware of the coming 2025 US demographic event known as the Enrollment Cliff. Many are already slashing budgets and laying off staff to prepare for the expected drop-off in the prospective student population. Others are allocating resources towards strategic growth majors in an attempt to reduce exposure. A few are taking a more measured approach by leveraging institutional analytics as a ramp to traverse the looming divide. Advancements in predictive modeling ...
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Illuminating the Predictive Path

Illuminating the Predictive Path

Every prospective student embarks on a decision journey that can be predicted. At Inroads Analytics we call this the predictive path. Although similar overall, each institution tracks its own set of markers along the path, from Prospect to Enrolled to Graduate. The goal of predictive analytics is to forecast student progression for each stage of the journey. This provides enrollment managers the insights necessary to formulate an actionable strategy, and pursue the prospective students that ...
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