Cambridge College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Exclusive Student Success Platform 

Cambridge College Partners with Starfish by Hobsons to support goal of increasing undergraduate student retention and graduation rates.

ARLINGTON, Va. – May 28, 2019 Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Cambridge College has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase the retention and graduation rates of the undergraduate student population.

“Cambridge College is a passionate team of professionals that proudly help students change their lives” said Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish. “We are honored to be a significant partner in delivering on their commitment to support students for the entirety of their college experience”

In October 2018, Cambridge College was awarded a $2.25M Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant aimed at increasing success for students through a comprehensive framework of focused support, beginning at enrollment and continuing through graduation. Starfish will empower Cambridge to achieve their goals by providing a holistic success solution, including strategic analytics to prioritize initiatives, student risk analytics to identify students that need help immediately and access to over 700 national, best practice interventions that links analytics to action. Cambridge administrators and advisors will have the ability to use Starfish as a case management tool to coordinate student activities and their support network.

“Our main goal is to increase retention and graduation rates for our undergraduate degree-seeking students, and we feel that Starfish’s comprehensive platform is the tool that will enable us to do that,” said Tracy McLaughlin, Associate Provost for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment at Cambridge College. “Prior to Starfish, we had no way of tracking student outreach or degree plans, making it much more difficult to provide the appropriate support to students in all stages of their education pathway.”

Cambridge College is a private, nonprofit institution with an undergraduate enrollment of nearly 1,000 students who will have access to Starfish in the fall of 2019. In addition to student success solutions, Cambridge College will use Starfish as a case management tool, allowing advisors to document progress for both the students and their support network.

Starfish is the most widely adopted student success solutions technology in country, with over 4.5 million active students across 500 institutions and systems. The platform offers an integrated, comprehensive, student-centered success solution for college and university students.

About Cambridge College

For more than 45 years Cambridge College has been a leader and pioneer in adult learning. The college’s main campus is located in Boston, Mass., with four regional locations nationwide. Serving over 3,000 students each year in undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs, the college is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and affordable higher education to a diverse population of adult leaders.

About Hobsons

A leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions – Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish – to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students.

About Starfish

The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps nearly 500 colleges and universities – more than all other organizations in the industry – scale their student success efforts so more students can achieve their academic and life goals. By helping higher education institutions leverage reliable data to pinpoint areas of concern and opportunity within courses and student populations, as well as institutional programs and services, Starfish connects these findings to action by identifying at-risk students, connecting students with valuable resources, and building career and academic plans to achieve student goals with the least momentum lost. To learn more about Starfish, visit

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