More than 6 Million College Applications Submitted by Naviance Students in 2017-18 School Year - an Increase of 8%

Naviance Celebrates the Success of the 2017-2018 Graduating Class

ARLINGTON, VA - June 21, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and the company behind Naviance, is pleased to announce that Naviance has helped school districts across the country improve college and career readiness outcomes for more than 11 million students by building the mindsets and toolsets for student success. Throughout the 2017-18 school year, Naviance has assisted 1.6 million high school seniors find their best fit college or career path after high school.

Naviance by Hobsons is the college and career readiness platform of choice for more than 40% of high schools nationwide, and helps more than 13,000 K-12 schools and districts align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals.

This year alone, students explored college profiles within Naviance more than 100 million times in support of identifying colleges they were interested in applying to. As a result, Naviance students submitted a total of 6.4 million applications to 2- and 4-year higher education institutions this school year. In addition, schools submitted 38 million documents to higher education institutions through Naviance in support of the college application process. The total number of college applications sent by Naviance students has increased by 8%, with a 2% increase in college acceptances since the 2016-17 school year.

Naviance provides students with information and resources to make informed decisions about college and career options after high school. Through strengths and interests surveys, students are able to better determine which careers are a best fit for their future. Throughout the 2017-18 school year, the self-discovery assessments provided within Naviance had more than 10 million page views across students in middle and high school. Students also viewed career exploration and research pages within Naviance 76 million times. Students accessed the career specific assessments more than 15 million times throughout this school year. These assessments help students determine the careers that best match with their interests.

“Our mission at Naviance is to provide the best college and career readiness resources to students and families across the country,” said Monica Morrell, General Manager of Naviance. “We are committed to providing an engaging experience for students to explore options that best match their interests and needs after high school. We are proud to support so many students on their educational journey and congratulate the class of 2018 on their achievements.”

In 2017, Naviance was identified as a key factor in improving student success outcomes in an independent report published in the Journal of College Access. The study found that students who log into Naviance more frequently, and therefore utilize the resources (such as college search, and career and self-assessments) within Naviance, are more likely to apply to post-secondary options like 2- and 4-year colleges.

About Hobsons
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best-fit educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. Through our solutions, we enable thousands of educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and best-fit matching, enrollment management, and student success and advising for millions of students around the globe. Our leading college and career readiness platform Naviance was named the 2017 and 2018 SIIA CODiE Award winner in the Best College and Career Readiness Solution category.

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