Recruitment & Retention


Ball State Achievements team

Achieving Student Success Through Gamification

To improve retention and outcomes for Pell grant students, Ball State University developed a mobile app that uses gamification to incentivize positive activity outside the classroom.

South Mountain Community College team

Tracking Students to Improve Tutoring and Support

At South Mountain Community College, a homegrown Learner Support System gathers data on students' usage of campus resources, streamlining the tutoring process and improving outcomes.

European Predictive Analytics Platform Launches in the U.S.

InfoSystems will distribute the StREAM Student Success System, developed by the U.K.-based SolutionPath, in the United States.

North Dakota University System Joins Student Success Collaborative

Setting its sights on better retention, graduation rates and student outcomes, the North Dakota University System (NDUS) has established a statewide partnership with the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, an independent, nonprofit provider of learner analytics as a service.

New Mobile App Enables College Application Via Smartphone

TargetX has introduced a product it says will allow prospective higher ed students to complete every facet of the admissions process on their mobile devices.



text message communication

Custom Texting Application Helps College of Westchester Communicate With Students

The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY has developed a custom application to help staff communicate with students, using text messaging as a primary method of staying in touch rather than waiting for students to reply to e-mails and phone calls.

Berkeley College Rolls Out CRM for Better, Faster Student Communication

In an effort to improve interactions with prospective students, Berkeley College has deployed Enrollment Rx across multiple departments — spanning enrollment, community outreach, marketing and communications, advisory services and financial aid.

Earn2Learn Launches Student Attendance App for College

Earn2Learn is launching a new mobile app designed to encourage family engagement and student attendance at the middle school through college levels.

MIT Researchers Develop Model To Predict MOOC Dropouts

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a model that aims to predict when students will drop out of a MOOC.

Report: Giving Credit for Prior Learning Boosts Persistence

Anew report from Pearson Education and the American Council on Education lays out the benefits to students, institutions and employers for issuing credit for prior learning.