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Cristo Rey Jesuit High School: Supporting Students To and Through College

With Naviance and data-centric counseling, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School has achieved a 100% college acceptance rate for the past 9 years, and has a college completion rate that is 3 times higher than the national average for low income students.

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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Wofford College: How to Best Implement Starfish Solutions to Achieve Retention Goals

Wofford College had three strategic motivations for implementing a retention software in Spring 2015. They had just launched a First-Year Experience course that required early alert technology, was going through a strategic visioning process that looked beyond graduation rates to the quality of a student’s experience, and a Quality Enhancement Plan that required a student success team to be built.

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Wofford College: Reaping the Benefits of Using a Centralized Student Success Solution

Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, SC. Wofford serves over 1,500 students and boasts one of the highest freshman retention rates among the nation’s liberal arts colleges. At the center of their success is Wofford’s promise that every college employee, regardless of their job or title, puts student success first.

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Dutchess Community College: Tracking Student Success Trends with Starfish

Dutchess CC is one of 30 community colleges within the State University of New York system. DCC serves a wide range of more than 9,000 students, some of who were at the top of their class, and some of who struggled through school. DCC offers the lowest tuition per semester in the state of New York, and is wholly committed to student success.

Syracuse University: Collaborating with Starfish to Increase Accessibility for Disabled Students

Syracuse’s varied services not only accommodate individuals with disabilities, but also recognize their potential to excel in both educational and career opportunities. “Accessibility and inclusion are part of the fiber of Syracuse University, and that must carry through to the information and communication technology that we provide to all campus constituents,” said Samuel Scozzafava, VP for Information Technology and CIO.

UMass Lowell: Generating Campus Buy-In

Prior to implementing Starfish solutions in 2012, UMass Lowell had only limited communication systems to achieve student success. After discovering Starfish at a conference in 2011, UMass Lowell introduced and implemented the solution in Fall 2012. Early adopters quickly discovered it could automate their attendance tracking while reducing the potential for errors.

Syracuse University: Building a University-Wide Student Success Culture

Syracuse University is a private research university in the heart of New York State, offering a choice of more than 200 majors for 15,000 undergraduates and 7,000 graduate students. The university boasts high graduation and retention rates, including a 69% 4-year graduation rate and 80% 6-year graduation rate for the 2008 student cohort.

SUNY Brockport: Tips and Tricks to Successfully Integrate Starfish Solutions Into Campus Culture

Brockport set out to use Starfish solutions in 2017 with the goal of establishing a culture in which students instinctively reach out for assistance and get it quickly and easily in order to achieve the university’s student success goals.

SUNY Brockport: Establishing a “One-stop Support Shop” With Starfish Solutions

With more than 8,000 students, Brockport describes itself as one of the most engaged campuses in the country, due in large part to their focus on student success.

Western Connecticut State University: Using Intersect to Grow Out-of-State Enrollment

Learn how Western Connecticut State University uses Intersect to increase out-of-state enrollment.

UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing: Using Starfish to Nourish Student Success

In order to spark more student-faculty relationships and provide a more collaborative environment for student success, UT Health San Antoniovimplemented Starfish solutions in Fall 2016.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology: Leveraging Technology to Increase Student Success

With a large population of at-risk students, instructional administration at Lake Washington Institute of Technology saw a need to develop a more intuitive framework for faculty to build more intentional relationships with students.

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The University of Toledo: Customizing Interventions to Improve Student Success for At-Risk Students

Through intentional design of attributes, cohorts, and tracking items, the University of Toledo has re-engineered its process and communication workflows using Starfish’s case management framework, Starfish Connect.

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The University of Toledo: How to Increase First-Year Student Retention with Starfish Early Alert

To help success coaches manage multiple students, keep track of documentation, and proactively communicate with students about a potential problem, UT implemented Starfish.

Ramapo College of New Jersey: Faculty and Staff Adoption of Starfish Solutions

Prior to 2012, Ramapo struggled with a large disconnect between students and staff, which often led to fewer students succeeding in their academics.

Ramapo College of New Jersey: A Culture of Student Success

Ramapo began a shift in 2010 to create a culture of student success by utilizing Starfish technology. “The effort began with the idea that student success is far more than a singular initiative or the job responsibility of one individual – it is a culture that must permeate a campus in the name of improving the student experience,” said Chris Romano, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey: Focus on At-Risk Students

Almost 50% of Ramapo’s student population are commuter students, while transfers from community colleges continue to increase — two populations that are often associated with lower engagement and retention rates.

Oro Grande School District: Encouraging Students to Take Ownership Over Their Future

Oro Grande implemented Naviance in Fall 2014 in order to provide equity of access to all and to help their students identify and pursue their goals after graduation.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey: Establishing Campuswide Buy-In

The college serves 6,000 students,and is driven by its mission to provide students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement.

Wartburg College: Focus on Finding Best-Fit Students

Learn how Wartburg College used ActiveMatch to identify targets for travel and attract students who are a good academic match and fit.

Carroll Community College: Increasing Retention When Faced with Declining Student Populations

Carroll Community College chose Starfish to be their partner in implementation and aid student success efforts.

University of Tampa: Increasing Institutional Awareness Through High School Visits

Learn how the University of Tampa doubled their presence at school visits and college fairs through RepVisits.

Westfield State University: Increasing Student Support through Seamless Implementation

Westfield State University is a four-year public university in Westfield, Massachusetts. Founded in 1839, Westfield State University was the first public college in America without barrier to race, gender, or economic class. Today, Westfield serves over 5,000 undergraduate students, 91% of which receive some type of financial aid assistance.

School District of Philadelphia: Implementing Naviance to Help Students Achieve Post-Secondary Goals

The School District of Philadelphia: Implementing Naviance to Help Students Achieve Post-Secondary Goals

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