Asbury University Case Study

Asbury University Case Study

The Challenge

Asbury University, a private Christian institution, needed an integrated enrollment marketing partner to support its goals for growth and market differentiation. Previous Student Search strategies had failed to demonstrate the yield results and return on investment the University needed.

Asbury University Case Study

The Strategy

Carnegie’s partnership started with consensus-building brand strategy to build an understanding of the University’s core differentiators and how to express them. Carnegie has since partnered with Asbury for a variety of integrated solutions, including Audience Segmentation (Darts), Creative and Multimedia development, Digital Marketing, and more. Carnegie integrated Asbury’s personality and Darts into Slate and executed an in-house segmented Student Search across sophomore, junior, and senior audiences. The Slate Optimization partnership also included communication planning, name buy consultation, report building, and campaign monitoring.

Brand Story and Standards
Campaign Concepts
Competitive Audit
Content Strategy
Marketing Planning
Organizational Personality
Perception Research
Photo and Video Production
Print Creative: Viewbook
Student Personas (Darts)
Digital Marketing
Website Design + Development
CollegeXpress Lead Generation
Microsite Development
Senior Search
Slate Portals
Sophomore / Junior Search
Asbury University Case Study

The Results.

Asbury has experienced several indications of the positive impact of a Carnegie partnership. Enrollment leadership noted improved melt and yield rates, increased use and utility of their CRM investment, and consistency in brand expression across campus. Carnegie-generated Student Search inquiries yielded at a rate of 33.5% (versus 30.4% the previous year). Asbury has also seen increases in campus visits, applications, and admitted students during the partnership. As Asbury seeks to continue to build classes of right-fit prospective students and achieve its goals for awareness and enrollment growth regionally and beyond, Carnegie is proud to serve as the University’s partner.


Yield rate on Carnegie-generated student search inquiries


Decrease in Melt rate for Fall 2022


Increase in Yield rate for Fall 2022

Integrated Solutions.

Carnegie has partnered with Asbury for a variety of integrated solutions, including Audience Segmentation (Darts), Creative and Multimedia, Digital Marketing, and more.

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“In-house Student Search through Carnegie has given us a tool to meet students where they are in the ways they want to be communicated with. We’re able to connect with students who understand our message and who yield at a much higher return.” Jennifer McChord
Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing
Asbury University

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