Helena College increases retention rate by 10% with Starfish.
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.
Student success and retention progress have always been important to Helena College, but when the state implemented an outcomes-based funding model, student persistence became an even greater focus. The school needed a solution to help staff enhance retention initiatives, identify success measures, and track progress. A Montana University System competitive grant opportunity gave Helena College the resources to explore new approaches to its student success practices, and the school decided to partner with Starfish by Hobsons in December 2012.