Recruitment & Retention


Right-Fitting Students with Majors Increases Chances of College Success

A study from testing organization ACT asked students about their planned majors when they register for and take the ACT college admissions test.

Survey: More Educators Are Using Social Media for Fundraising

According to the sixth annual CASE/Huron/mStoner Social Media Survey, 57 percent of respondents reported using social media to fundraise in 2015, compared to 47 percent in 2014.

Comevo, Regroup Partner on New Student Communication

Regroup and Comevo have partnered in an effort to provide improved communication between community colleges and new and transfer students.

CU Boulder Launches Academic Advising Hub Online

The University of Colorado Boulder has developed a new academic advising service designed to help students stay in touch with their academic advisors, mentors and other university staff.

Digital Skills Academy Adopts Online SIS and Portal

Digital Skills Academy, an Ireland-based school offering an online international Bachelor of Science honors degree in digital technology, design and innovation, plans to implement an online student information system and portal.



Private Honors Program Spreads Presence in 2 Year and 4 Year Colleges

A program offered at several community colleges to help students succeed through the first two years of college said it has grown to 50 four-year institutions as transfer options since its launch in 2012.

Oracle Offers Big Data Analysis Tool for Student Recruiting, Retention

A cloud-based platform that Oracle introduced this week aims to make it easier to aggregate, analyze and use big data to segment and communicate with students and prospective students.

Jefferson College To Keep Students on Track with Open Source Advising Software

As part of its mission to promote student success, Jefferson College in Missouri is working with Unicon to implement Student Success Plan (SSP), open source case-management software that provides a "holistic coaching and counseling model for integrated planning and advising services."

Hobsons Acquires Starfish Retention Solutions

Hobsons has acquired Starfish Retention Solutions, a provider of higher ed student success and advising tools.

The Dashboard as a Campuswide Conversation on Completion

Cuyahoga Community College, a CT 2008 Innovator award recipient in the field of Business Intelligence, has maintained its innovative edge with a major implementation of a dashboard that measures student success and completion for the institution and is available to departments campus wide.