In recent years, the ease and efficiency of the admissions process has made great strides, thanks in large part to widespread adoption of key technologies and platforms.
That streamlining has coincided with – and, in large part, fostered – a time where higher education institutions are receiving applications in greater numbers than ever before. While these technological advancements have made managing and processing these large volumes of applications easier for colleges, is enough being done to secure them? And is adoption of secure, streamlined processes sufficiently widespread on campuses across the country?
A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Ricoh found that Americans are considering what technology a university utilizes when making application decisions. In the Poll, 93% of Americans said they expect colleges and universities to use the latest technologies in the administrative process. Added to this, 81% said that their opinion of a school improves when they know that it uses the latest technology.1