Education Press Releases

Hobsons Names Kate Cassino CEO

Cassino, who joined the company last December as Chief Operating Officer with oversight of the company’s Naviance®, Intersect™, and Starfish® product lines, is now responsible for the success of the entire company.

Leading Education and Career Planning Tool Expands into Australia

Students in Australia can now access the Naviance platform to identify tertiary and career opportunities at home and abroad.

Hobsons Launches New Education Podcast

“Upgraded by Hobsons” highlights expert strategies and real-life examples of college and career readiness, access, and success.

Hobsons Acquires PAR Framework to Improve Student Retention and Educational Outcomes

Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, today announced the acquisition of the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, Inc. PAR, a national membership collaborative, helps colleges, universities, and higher education systems use data to improve retention and postsecondary success.

Hobsons Acquires Starfish Retention Solutions to Support Student Success in Higher Education

Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, today announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ will complement Hobsons’ existing student engagement and retention service and enhance the organisation’s enrolment management suite, Radius™.

Misconceptions of Online Learning Lead to Student Attrition

A survey has found that social isolation and a seemingly never-ending course workload are major factors for students who discontinue their online studies. The Hobsons survey of more than 1300 students who had withdrawn, deferred or changed their tertiary enrolment in the 12 months prior, found 28 per cent of students discontinued their studies for personal reasons such as financial pressures, health or employment.

Safety Fears Keep International Students Away from Australia

A survey has found that safety and Australia’s attitude toward international students is still a concern for people considering studying here, prompting calls for the Federal Government to do more to change perception of prospective international students of Australia’s welcomeness.

Digital Media Key to Higher Education’s International Competitiveness

New research has revealed that prospective students from Africa (46 per cent), Asia (45 per cent) and the Americas (44 per cent) are more likely to follow an Australian university on social media than local students (41 per cent).

Hobsons Invests in iProf Learning Solutions to Help Prepare Students

Hobsons, an education subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), today announced a strategic minority investment in iProf Learning Solutions, a leading learning management and test preparation provider in India. This investment marks Hobsons’ entrance into the rapidly expanding Indian market, furthering the company’s position as a global leader in student support and college and career readiness solutions.

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