Education Case Studies

New York University: Using Starfish to Strategically Increase Student Success Metrics

In September 2017, NYU recognized its need to enhance the student experience and improve its already strong retention and graduation rates.

Reedley College: Streamlining Counseling with Degree Planning

Reedley College is a leader among community colleges, and has dealt with increasing state mandates by volunteering for pilot projects to develop strategies, tools, and processes to meet the new requirements.

Determining the Effectiveness of Early Intervention Efforts on First-Time Freshmen

The first year of college has emerged as a critical barrier to college retention. In fact, nearly one in eight students who start college in any fall term transfer to a different institution by the following fall.

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Township High School District 214: Aligning Curriculum to Career Pathways for Successful Transitions

Since integrating career pathways into the academic lives of students at District 214, the district more than tripled the number of students who earned dual credit in a career pathway course improving from 12% in 2013 to 40% for the class of 2018.

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Lamar Institute of Technology: Creating a Culture of Shared Responsibility

Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) is a two-year career and technical education institution within the Texas State University System, serving over 7,300 students, around 52% of which are part-time and 52.3% who identify as a minority. LIT is dedicated to providing career and technical skills training that help transform lives and drive economic vitality in the surrounding communities.

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Chicago Public Schools: Focusing on Transitions to Improve Postsecondary Outcomes

Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United States. Through the use of Naviance and by focusing on transitions, the district has achieved a college enrollment rate of 68%, a 13% increase in just two years, and a 36% increase since 2006.

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How Penn State Used Starfish to Up Their Student Success Game

With 24 campuses, 100,000 students, and 17,000 faculty and staff , the sheer scale of PSU is striking. 275 baccalaureate degree programs are offered to some 80,000 undergraduate students. As a core principle, Penn State allows and encourages student movement, both from campus to campus and from major to major.

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Union County Public Schools: Tracking Engagement with Naviance Insights Case Study

Are you measuring the effectiveness of CCLR programs? The latest Naviance case study from Union County Public Schools (NC), walks through three key areas of focus for UCPS: a focus on engagement, aligning activities with your scope and sequence, and tracking results.

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Northwest Arkansas Community College: Increasing Attendance and Retention with Starfish

Faced with a declining enrollment and many at-risk students, including 50% of all freshmen students needing remedial coursework in math, NWACC needed a way to closely track students in an eff ort to increase retention and student success. Since implementation in 2011, Starfish has been a key element in NWACC’s student retention efforts.

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Everett Public Schools: Focusing on SEL to Increase Graduation Rates by Over 64%

Everett Public Schools near Seattle, WA found themselves facing a graduation crisis, in which only 58% of students were graduating from high school on time. After shifting focus to include social emotional learning, the district increased their on-time graduation rate from 58% to 95%, representing a 64% increase.

Florida Atlantic University: Increasing Revenue Through Increased Persistence and Retention

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is a public research university in Boca Raton, Florida, with five satellite campuses in nearby cities. Ten distinguished colleges make up the university, which offers more than 170 degree programs. Since undertaking an effort to raise its academic and research standards, FAU’s enrollment has grown to more than 30,000 students.

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Lake-Sumter State College: Increasing the Bottom Line with Starfish Solutions

Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC) was established in 1962 for students in Florida’s Lake and Sumter Counties. It has since grown into a three-campus institution serving over 7,500 students in over 30 degree, certificate and diploma programs.

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