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

Student Basic Needs and Mental Health

August 20, 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).

Earn and Learn: Employment Opportunities While Enrolled

September 17, 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.

Time Poverty and Impact on Student Experience

October 15, 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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