The Houston Community College System had been using a PeopleSoft ERP system since 1998, but it wasn't until last year that the third-largest accredited community college system in the United States upgraded its campus collaboration and Web presence to create one streamlined process.
George Mason University's School of Management Executive Program has implemented relationship management and marketing software from Intelliworks to help it compete for prospective executive development students.
EducationDynamics has released a new version of Student Relationship Manager, an enrollment and retention tool for higher education.
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.
Education technology developer AskOnline has launched a new service designed to help boost student retention. The service, AskOnline Online Advisor, provides online advisement services for schools serving both traditional and distance education students.
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.
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.