There were fewer than 25 members of AACRAO when we held our first annual meeting. Today, AACRAO has expanded to include over 11,000 members from all 50 states and 40 countries!
In 1910, only 10 colleges in United States had more than 5,000 students. Today, 777 member institutions have enrollments of at least 5,000 students; that's 29% of our member institutions. Those 777 schools account for 48% of our individual members.
Prior to 1949 AACRAO was known as AACR. In 1949, the name was expanded to include Admissions Officers to account for the increased importance of the admissions officer in recruiting, evaluating, and admitting students. The highest percentage of our members work in Records and Registration at 58%, but right behind that is Admissions at 34%.
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education admissions and registration professionals who represent more than 2,600 institutions and agencies in the United States and in over 40 countries around the world.
The mission of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is to serve and advance higher education by providing leadership in academic and enrollment services.