50 Blog Topic Ideas for Colleges and Universities

higher ed blog ideas July 10th, 2017 Posted by Blogging, Higher Education No Comment yet

If you’re just getting started with blogging and inbound marketing for your college or university, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of content that you’ll need to create. Writing a blog post or two or three a week is a great way to begin ranking for search terms and attracting visitors to your website, but it’s also an easy way to run out of ideas. (And it’s kind of hard to write blog posts if you don’t have any more ideas, isn’t it?)

When the idea well runs dry, it can be a big sag on productivity and motivation. After all, a good blog topic and title are what you need to attract your prospective students to your site. But what’s a higher ed marketer to do when they honestly can’t think of any topics to write about?

If this describes you, then you’re in luck. Below are 50 blog title examples that your admissions or enrollment marketing team can use to jumpstart your content efforts the next time you run out of ideas or need a kick in the right direction.


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(Editor’s Note: Keep in mind that search engines don’t like duplicate content. These blog titles are meant to be inspiration for your own content creation efforts, not word-for-word titles. Make sure that you tweak them as necessary so that your content stands out from your competition, who could very well be working off of this same list!)

  1. XX Facts to Know Before Applying to [UNIVERSITY or PROGRAM]
  2. XX FAQs for an Admissions Counselor
  3. XX Secrets College Admissions Teams Don’t Want You to Know
  4. Your Summer-Before-College Bucket List
  5. XX College Admissions Essay Writing Tips
  6. XX Tips for Choosing the Best Fit College
  7. College Application Mistakes to Avoid
  8. How to Pick the Right College: XX Steps
  9. Nail your College Interview in XX Steps
  10. Don’t Do This at your College Interview
  11. XX Tips for Grad School Applicants
  12. Aligning Your Future Career Path to a Grad School Degree
  13. Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year Between High School and College
  14. The Incoming College Freshman Summer Checklist
  15. XX Ways to Impress the College Admissions Team
  16. Extracurricular Activities that Impress Admissions Teams (and Which to Avoid)
  17. Use Your Desired Major to Choose the Right School
  18. Questions to Ask on a College Tour
  19. What’s “Rescinded Acceptance”? And How to Avoid It
  20. Turning Your Favorite Hobby Into an Attractive Extracurricular Activity
  21. What Not to Do on a College Tour
  22. Choose Your College Major in XX Steps
  23. What’s a Minor, and Do I Need to Declare One?
  24. Matching Job Titles to Humanities Degrees
  25. Declaring the Right Minor for Your Career Path
  26. College Clubs: XX Things for the Freshman to Consider
  27. Your College Dorm Checklist
  28. XX Fun Ways to Get Ready to Go Off to College
  29. XX Ways to Prepare for Your Freshman Year
  30. Use Social Media to Help, Not Hurt, Your College Admission
  31. XX Things I Wish I Knew Before Choosing my Current School
  32. How Scholarships Affect Financial Aid
  33. What are Federal Grants and Do You Have to Pay Them Back?
  34. The Difference Between Public and Private Scholarships
  35. The College Search: Why Choose Private Over Public
  36. High School Senior? Here are XX Universities You Should Be Following on Social
  37. Admitted, But Deferred: Why Universities Ask You to Start in January
  38. XX Reasons to Take Internship Credits
  39. Graduate Early Without Overloading Yourself With Classes: XX Steps
  40. Going out of State: XX Reasons to Leave Home for School
  41. XX Reasons to Go to a Small College
  42. XX Reasons to Go to a Large University
  43. XX Places to Travel Before College
  44. Liberal Arts vs. Research University: Choosing What’s Right Based on Major
  45. Do I Have to Stick With it? Advice from XX People Who Changed Their Majors After Freshman Year
  46. Take Summer Courses Without Ruining Your Entire Break
  47. XX Steps to Avoiding Credits that Don’t Count
  48. Taking College Credits in High School: Cut Undergrad Costs While Learning the Ropes
  49. XX Tips for Working Full Time While in School
  50. Making Connections: XX Ways to Align Your Part-Time Job With Your Major

Exhaustive Doesn’t Need to be Exhausting!

Phew! There you have it. 50 blog title ideas for higher education that you can use as inspiration in your own blogging efforts. Share this list with your team and collaborate to identify which titles would work best in each stage of your prospective students’ journey towards enrollment. Or, use these titles simply as brainstorming material to put an original spin on some great bulk content.

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Carly has spent the last few years writing for the web, newsletters and local magazines. She has experience as an agency copywriter, staff writer, freelancer and an intern for various companies in the fields of insurance, entrepreneurship, health/wellness, lifestyle and travel. She is new to the team and eager to utilize her journalism and content writing skills to create marketing campaigns for Pepperland’s awesome clients.

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