This correlational, quantitative study examined if any relationship existed between Bolman and Deal's Organizational Theory and Strategic Enrollment Management in regard to a private, Christian school's enrollment. The study used four years of historical survey data, five years of enrollment data, and cross-referenced data points to find any similarities or common threads as to areas that could potentially be plaguing the enrollment numbers. The population of this study or unit of analysis included the following groups: 3rd-6th students, 7th-12th students, K-12th parents, and all faculty and staff. Historical survey data from focused climate and culture surveys completed through the EProve, Cognia website were used to provide data for the research. The survey instrument included both closed-ended and open-ended survey questions. Enrollment numbers provided by the private school's FACTS SIS enrollment management site, the school's hierarchal organizational chart, and their marketing plan were also investigated. There existed a potential link between the school's organizational framework, its enrollment system, and its enrollment numbers. While the findings of this study do not indicate that the current organizational framework and enrollment management system of the school is the sole reason for the increasing enrollment numbers, it is important to notate that there was a direct increase of enrollment following a change in both of these areas. These findings were discussed and recommendations for future research were provided.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Educational Leadership; Executive Track
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Adams, Jessica, "Employing Organizational Theory and Strategic Enrollment Management to Private School Student Enrollment" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1874.