Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green is partnering with SAS to develop new student recruitment and retention models to help boost enrollments and completion rates.
Chancellor University in Ohio has begun using TARGUSinfo's On-Demand Lead Verification services to increase admissions of qualified online students from across the country.
EducationDynamics has released a new version of Student Relationship Manager, an enrollment and retention tool for higher education.
As demands for tutoring have skyrocketed in recent years, Valdosta State University in Georgia has signed on with AskOnline to provide online tutoring services for its students.
Being on television doubles visits to the school's Web site, Seton Hall University recently learned. That nugget of knowledge came via a Web analytics tool that Seton Hall is using to better tease out the complex patterns hidden in visits to its public-facing Web site. That information, in turn, is helping the university to better target its marketing dollars.
The CollegeBound Network (CBN) is partnering with Intelliworks, a provider of relationship management solutions for higher education, to provide schools with a lead generation platform designed to improve student conversions. CBN specializes in recruitment lead generation solutions for 900 educational institutions and 3,500 campuses through portals that include CollegeSurfing.com and TopCareerSchools.com.
Four Michigan public universities have joined the ConnectEDU network. According to the company, 40 percent of college- bound seniors and 14 of the 15 public universities in the state are providing Connect, which puts high school students and their families in touch with college admissions offices and helps school counselors manage and track the application process for their students.
Tulsa Community College has selected Early Alert and Connect from Starfish Retention Solutions to enable the college to identify at-risk students in real time. The system will help campus staff to connect those students with support resources such as an academic advisor, dean of students, healthcare personnel, and other services that can assist the student when help is needed.
American community colleges are increasingly reaching out to seniors. What's more, they're planning to expand programs and services specifically aimed at students 50 and older, according to new research from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
Duquesne University in Pennsylvania is turning to a software to help improve student retention. The private Catholic university has adopted Starfish Connect from Starfish Retention Solutions in an effort to build collaboration between students and their advisors and instructors.