Drupal Graduates Top of the Class
by Ron Pruett
It’s that time of year again - graduation season! As we think about all the students that are finishing up their last assignments and getting ready to march to the beat of pomp and circumstance, universities are thinking about recruiting a fresh crop of students to welcome into next year’s class and beyond.
It’s no secret that today’s prospective students are more tech savvy than ever and have higher expectations when they are interacting on the web. As a result, university web sites can no longer be a version of the brochures they hand out college fairs. The web site is the focal point for their business including student recruitment, alumni relationships, and research funding and exposure - to name a few. Delivering an easy-to-use, engaging web experience while maintaining brand consistency across all the university web properties is of top importance.
That’s why universities like Roger Williams and many others (including 71 of the top 100 universities) use Drupal as their web platform of choice to unify their brand and engage students, alumni, and faculty.
Drupal is making an impact on the higher education sector, enabling universities to deliver the web experience their community expects while optimizing their site to drive visitor engagement and conversion. I’m thrilled to see so many universities, large and small, have realized the benefits of Drupal - is your alma mater on the list?