East Mississippi Community College Grows Online Programs with Implementation of Perdia Education’s Mobile Enrollment Technology

College Enrolls New Online Students as a Result of its Recent Launch of Emma™ Mobile App

Monterey, VA. April 19, 2021 — East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) has already begun enrolling new students as a result of its recent implementation of Emma™, Perdia Education’s first-to-market mobile enrollment technology. Emma enables institutions to grow their online program enrollments by guiding prospective students from initial inquiry to first day of class, all within a mobile app.  

“As a national leader in high-tech workforce development, we’re thrilled that EMCC is at the cutting-edge of mobile enrollment technology,” EMCC President Dr. Scott Alsobrooks said. “We look forward to further building out our successful implementation of Emma to connect with prospective online students and help them start their education on the right foot by providing an exceptional enrollment experience.”

College enrollment overall has been hard hit by COVID-19, with undergraduate enrollment running 2.9% below last spring’s level, as of February 2021. Community colleges remain the worst-hit sector in higher education, with enrollment down 9.5% from last spring. This potentially devastating shortfall highlights the importance of student-centric admissions that meets prospective students where they are — on their smartphones. 

“In this challenging enrollment environment for all institutions, Emma is uniquely capable of helping to accelerate online program growth,” said Tony Huffman, Founder and CEO of Perdia Education. “Emma serves as a personal assistant for each student, guiding them step-by-step through the entire admissions process. Students can access the next step they need to take, as well as the information to do so, when they want and how they want.”

Powered by AI and backed by behavioral science, Emma seamlessly integrates with existing technological infrastructures to deliver admissions, enrollment and retention solutions that are customized for each institution and personalized for each student. The patent-pending technology interacts with students throughout their entire admissions process with the ability to request and upload documents, interview them and qualify eligibility, answer questions, guide course selections and much more. This enables institutions to accelerate online enrollments by connecting with prospective online students on their mobile devices at their exact time and point of need, 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Perdia Education offers Emma on a flexible, short-term contract model and the platform has low-impact tech integration requirements. The platform can be easily white-labeled for colleges and universities.

Contact Perdia Education to learn how Emma can transform your admissions and enrollment practices to a mobile medium: https://perdiaeducation.com/contact-us/


About East Mississippi Community College

East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) is a public community college in Scooba, Mississippi. EMCC serves and is supported by Clay, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties in east central Mississippi. The college has two principal campuses in Scooba and Mayhew, Mississippi, and offers courses at five other locations. EMCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).


About Perdia Education

Perdia Education is dedicated to helping institutions grow online student enrollments with performance-based recruiting, enrollment and retention solutions. Perdia promotes institutions on GetEducated.com, the most comprehensive directory of online degrees in the U.S. with over 20,000 programs and nearly 500,000 visitors per month seeking to enroll. Perdia is also home to Emma™, the first and only, patent-pending, mobile enrollment management platform that seamlessly integrates with existing infrastructures for a new 24/7 online student recruitment, admissions, enrollment, and retention solution. Leveraging both innovative services, Perdia offers a unique non-exclusive Bundled Solution that combines the cutting-edge technology of Emma with GetEducated.com to attract, enroll and retain best-fit students. This solution offers full transparency to institutions and works in concert with each institution’s own marketing practices. 

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