Creating a Dynamic Partnership Between a Liberal Arts College and Local High Schools to Increase Enrollment and Retention

NAB can provide guidance and planning to:

  • Design and implement a multi-year strategy to recruit promising underserved regional students who are not now considering your liberal arts college. 
  • Assess the readiness of key college faculty and staff to work with high schools as genuine partners in expanding educational opportunity.
  • Plan contextualized programming building on your history of working with regional high schools.
  • Talk with local educators about how your college can serve a broader range of potential students through early intervention.
  • Recruit your college students as “near-peer mentors” in high schools as credit-bearing internships.
  • Coordinate initial “pop-up sessions” and longer term “curiosity courses” to engage high school students in college-type conversations.

Ready to prepare for a resilient future? You can contact us here for a free consultation to discuss ways we can serve you and your community.

Rob Fried, NAB executive director, at, or call (603) 203-5812