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Central State U Taps Oracle Student Management to Boost Student Success Efforts

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In an effort to increase degree attainment for non-traditional students, Ohio's Central State University is rolling out Oracle's Student Management product for student recruiting, engagement and support. In particular, the university aims to better reach, enroll and serve students in its upcoming Distance Learning Program, part of its strategic plan to embrace e-learning and serve more students online.

Part of the Oracle Student Cloud, Oracle Student Management allows students to create an account, find courses, enroll, pay and manage their finances, all in one place. The system can manage both traditional degree paths and non-traditional offerings like competency-based education or continuing education classes. Built-in automation helps anticipate student needs, monitor progress and guide students down a road to success, according to the company.

"Increasing student enrollment, improving retention and speeding time to a degree are core priorities for Central State," commented Cynthia Jackson- Hammond, president and chief executive officer for Central State University, in a statement. "We understand that every student is different and has pressures of work and life that often derail their path. With Oracle Student Management, we will be able to further reach and support those students through our upcoming Distance Learning Program, ensuring they achieve the degree they need to better their employment opportunities."

The university also plans to implement additional Oracle Cloud technologies "to further improve operational efficiency and deliver an engaging, personalized student experience," a news announcement said. In addition, Central State is adding a number of Oracle University courses to its Distance Learning Program, to broaden the curriculum with 21st century skills training for workforce, government, military, corporate and other non-traditional students. Initial courses will focus on Oracle Database, SQL and Java.

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