National Small College Enrollment Conference

35 Years of Powerful Results

With more than three decades of service to small institutions, the National Small College Enrollment Conference is the must-attend conference of the summer, offering small college professionals essential education and support found nowhere else.

July 30 – 31, 2024  |  Charlotte, NC

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The National Small College Enrollment Conference (NSCEC) is the only educational and networking event focused on small colleges and universities. It’s the “Must Attend” conference of the summer, offering small college professionals essential education and support found nowhere else.

This conference is perfect for everyone on campus from presidents to enrollment officers to marketers to student success staff. No matter your expertise, there’s no better professional development opportunity than NSCEC.


  • Tuesday, July 30 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Charlotte Marriott City Center

  • $500 per attendee

    Does not include travel expenses or lodging

Welcome to Charlotte

Charlotte Marriott City Center, the venue for NSCEC 2024, is located in the heart of Charlotte’s walkable Uptown district. It’s the perfect starting spot to experience all that Charlotte has to offer.

Start your mornings downstairs at one of Charlotte’s top coffee spots, Coco and the Director, and be sure to check out the newest food hall, Monarch Market, located right below the conference hall. The newly renovated fitness center is also at your disposal 24/7.

In the neighborhood, you’re just a short walk (or scooter) away from the Levine Museum of the New South, Museum of Illusions (great for a team activity!), Mint Museum, Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Discovery Place Science, and much more. You can also check out countless restaurants in the neighborhood and beyond. Some local favorites include wood-fired plates at Stoke (right inside the hotel!), fresh seafood at Fin & Fino, southern comforts at The King’s Kitchen, or you can simply follow the good smells over to the Halal Gyroman food truck.

The conference room rate is $249 - $259 per night. This rate is good beginning July 28, 2024 through July 31, 2024. Make sure to book by July 8, to get the discounted rate.

Welcome to Charlotte
NSCEC 2024

2024 Sponsors & Exhibitors

2024 Keynote Speaker, Robert Franek

Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief at The Princeton Review ®, is a nationally sourced expert on colleges and higher education issues. Over his 29-year career, he has been a test-prep tutor/teacher, college admissions administrator, editor, publisher, author, lecturer, and media contributor. He has visited more than 1,200 high schools and more than 1,000 colleges and grad schools. He has directed more than 95 of The Princeton Review’s education surveys. He says his interactions with students, parents, and educators—on campuses as well as online and on Zoom—are his most inspiring professional experiences.

As Editor-in-Chief at The Princeton Review, Rob is the publishing director of a line of more than 150 books published by Penguin Random House. The line includes test-prep, college, and grad school admission guides, as well as study aids. Rob also oversees The Princeton Review’s surveys of administrators and students for its annual school profiles and rankings plus its surveys of college applicants and parents for its annual College Hopes & Worries Survey, now in its 20th year.

A frequent lecturer and speaker, Rob has chaired panels at the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) conferences and delivered keynote addresses at several of its regional ACAC conferences. He gives more than 100 talks a year on college admission/application considerations for high school students, their parents, and counselor/advisors, and he has delivered three university commencement addresses.




Carnegie is the proud owner of NSCEC and is committed to ensuring the conference’s founding mission continues to thrive. Read more about this NSCEC news in the press release.