Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Abraham S. Fischler College of Education


Elizabeth Brennan

Committee Member

Regina Klein


This study addresses the declining enrollment conditions for an Associate of Arts Program at a private university. The problem this dissertation will address involves a need for increasing enrollment in the Associate of Arts (AA) in Early Childhood Education. The information about the program is currently not reaching the targeted population in order to raise awareness and in turn increase the enrollment in the program. The purpose of this project is to enable the enrollment service representatives, with the aid of their knowledge of recruiting the potential student population and information about the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education Degree (AA/ECE). The enrollment services representatives should be able to recruit and enroll new students in the program. The recommendations to effect dramatic enrollment changes in the program consist of the following: registration initiatives designed to focus on prospective students interested in the program, such as, recruiting calls from staff and offering direct assistance with registration, the development of a new database specially targeting prospective students, and a marketing and advertising campaign using traditional and social media to find new applicants. It also seeks to assess the impact the marketing and recruiting training will have on the staff and on the AA/ECE program.

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