Trellis Strategies helps you evolve to meet the needs of the modern learner.  

Building on its 40-year history serving higher education, Trellis Strategies is a research and consulting firm dedicated to driving institutional transformation by delivering unparalleled insights into the student experience, from application through graduation. 

Trellis Strategies helps you evolve to meet the needs of the modern learner.  

Building on its 40-year history serving higher education, today Trellis Strategies is a research and consulting firm dedicated to driving institutional transformation by delivering unparalleled insights into the student experience, from application through graduation. 

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Trellis research supports data-driven decision-making at colleges. Our studies have included:

Reports in 2023

Million students surveyed since 2018

Three decades of organizational research experience

360 Discussion Series: Unmet Financial Need and Student Success

June 24, 2024

College affordability continues to be a concern for people across the nation which fuels the notion that a postsecondary education is not as valuable as it once was. As states work toward achieving their credential attainment goals, it’s important to examine the impact of expenses associated with pursuing a credential and student retention.

Mental Health and Finances

June 25, 2024

Student basic needs and mental health are key student success conversations on campus around the country. Data from the Trellis Strategies Student Financial Wellness survey reinforces this and shows a high prevalence of food and housing insecurity and the alarming rates of depression and anxiety in students.

360 Discussion Series: Student Basic Needs and Mental Health

July 16, 2024

Our 2023 Student Financial Wellness Survey findings tell us 42 percent of students facing basic needs insecurities simultaneously experience major depressive disorder (compared to 20 percent of their counterparts without food or housing related challenges).

360 Discussion Series: Earn and Learn: Employment Opportunities While Enrolled

August 20, 2024

The findings of our 2023 Student Financial Wellness Survey show 38% of respondents consider themselves workers attending school rather than students who work. Trying to fit academics around a work schedule can create competing priorities and force these modern learners to regularly choose between needs and goals. In this discussion, we will talk about ways in which a postsecondary credential can be achieved while working.

360 Discussion Series: Time Poverty and Impact on Student Experience

September 17, 2024

The results of our 2023 Student Financial Wellness Survey show 21% of respondents identify as parents and 38% of respondents consider themselves workers attending school rather than students who work. These modern learners must prioritize their personal lives over a credential pursuit; however, they are working toward increased economic mobility in the future. In this discussion, we will talk about the impact time scarcity has on credential attainment for modern learners.

Trellis research supports data-driven decision-making at colleges. Our studies have included:

Research studies in 2023

Million students surveyed since 2018

Three decades of organizational research experience

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