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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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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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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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.

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.

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