College & Career Readiness (K-12)
Match & Fit / Admissions
Student Success & Advising
“Hobsons allowed Boston University to cut through the noise and connect with thousands of academically talented students who we are confident will thrive at this University.” Kristin Ede, Senior Associate Director, BU Admissions Marketing & Communications
Hobsons recently surveyed 224 admissions counselors to get their perspective of life on the road. Road warriors from all over the country provided their insights on high school visits, lunch room visits, interactions with high school counselors and students, as well as travel habits throughout the season. Admissions professionals also provided advice for school counselors who host visits on their campus.
The Flagstaff Counseling Department uses the support of technology to continually evolve. For the past nine years, Flagstaff improved its college and career readiness culture by implementing Naviance.
Learn how Ramapo College of New Jersey achieved key student success goals using Starfish by Hobsons.
Helena College University of Montana is a public two-year college focused on providing access to lifelong educational opportunities. Central to its mission is enhancing student persistence by aligning student support programs and reducing barriers to access and success.
To retain students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) had to transform the advising culture. A committee of faculty, staff, and academic leaders chose the Starfish by Hobsons platform because of its early warning system and easy user interface.
Youngstown State University (YSU) needed a user-friendly online system with the ability for all stakeholders to access the same information in a central place. The system needed to complement their academic support procedures. YSU chose Starfish by Hobsons and it went live in 2012.
The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is a public university serving more than 5,000 students in 23 undergraduate programs. Formerly an upper-division campus, the institution opened its doors to freshmen and sophomores for the first time in 2001.
Studies show that parent involvement in a student’s education can be one of the biggest factors affecting success during and after high school. And while critically important, schools often struggle to get parents involved. Limited staff time, a lack of resources to provide parents, or uncertainty about how to engage families are just a few contributing factors. One district in Connecticut, however, has seen success in fostering collaboration and engaging parents using the college and career planning and scholarship search tools included in Naviance.
When Colorado enacted a requirement in 2009 that required all students in grades 9-12 to create and manage an Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP), Jeffco turned to Naviance – a one-stop solution that brings all the pieces of an effective college and career readiness program together.
Before implementing Naviance, Boothbay had a 52% college application rate. Through the use of Naviance’s college search and application tools, they saw an increase to 94% of seniors applying to college, an 80% increase in one year.
Since implementing Naviance, Adams 12 increased its graduation rate by 12%, and data collected through Naviance helped the district justify spending to restore counseling positions that had been lost due to budget cuts.