Bay Path University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz Online Graduate Courses for Enrollment Management Professionals in Higher Education Begin Monday, October 26, 2015

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Courses lead to Ruffalo Noel Levitz Graduate Certificate in Enrollment Management and can build to M.S. in Higher Education from Bay Path University

Bay Path University, an accredited private university headquartered in Longmeadow, Mass., is partnering with higher education consulting firm Ruffalo Noel Levitz to offer six online courses that lead to a certification in enrollment management during the 2015-16 academic year. Integrated within Bay Path's fully online Master of Science in Higher Education Administration (HEA), the certificate is designed to help college and university professionals develop and incorporate contemporary principles and practices in enrollment management.

The first round of courses for the certificate program begins on Monday, October 26, 2015. Students who complete six core courses will receive Ruffalo Noel Levitz professional certification in enrollment management and can apply the courses to the full Master of Science degree in HEA from Bay Path. The master's program consists of 12 online courses and has no residency requirement.

"This certificate and master’s degree provide a nationally recognized credentialing process for current and aspiring leaders in higher education enrollment management to expand and demonstrate their knowledge of leading recruitment and retention practices," said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson at Bay Path. "The specialized course content blends the expertise of Ruffalo Noel Levitz professionals with Bay Path's experienced professors, state-of-the-art systems, and support network."

The online programs provide the latest knowledge and strategies for enrollment management. Applicable immediately to today's higher education issues, the program's curriculum focuses on six areas: introduction to enrollment management, financial aid, technology, marketing and recruitment, retention and student success, and strategic planning.

"Enrollment leaders of today and tomorrow will advance their knowledge by completing these programs," said Kevin Crockett, president of the enrollment management division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz. "By drawing on our unparalleled research and experience in the EM field, higher education professionals can identify ways to better meet their enrollment goals and the accountability demands of a knowledgeable public."

In 2015-16, Bay Path University's graduate courses in enrollment management will begin on three separate start dates: October 26, February 29, and June 27. The courses will be taught by expert course instructors selected by Bay Path in consultation with Ruffalo Noel Levitz. All instructors have completed additional training in online instruction from Bay Path. Bay Path students will also have the opportunity to attend Ruffalo Noel Levitz conferences, complementing the university's online course format.

For more information, visit graduate.baypath.edu, call 800.782.PATH ext. 1332 or email graduate(at)baypath(dot)edu.

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About Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Ruffalo Noel Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm focused on higher education enrollment management, student success, and fundraising. Since 1973, Ruffalo Noel Levitz has partnered with more than 3,000 colleges and universities throughout North America. For more information, visit http://www.RuffaloNL.com.

About Bay Path University
Founded in 1897, Bay Path is a private institution located in southern New England with an enrollment of more than 2,400 students. The college offers graduate degrees for women and men online and on campus and undergraduate degrees for women. Through its innovative programs and delivery approach, the Graduate School for Women and Men at Bay Path offers graduate degree programs that bend to the shape of its students' lives. Through its cutting edge and relevant theory-to-practice curriculum, Bay Path supports students in achieving their professional goals and dreams. Bay Path University is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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