Starfish by Hobsons Awarded Two Technology Trailblazer Awards by Complete College America

Hobsons’ Student Success Platform Recognized as a Leader in Guided Pathways

ARLINGTON, VA, October 26 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that its student success platform has been awarded two Technology Trailblazer Awards as part of the 2018 Technology Seal of Approval by Complete College America. Starfish by Hobsons was previously awarded the 2017 Technology Seal of Approval by CCA.  

Starfish by Hobsons received Technology Trailblazer awards in the CCA categories of Choice and Time for assisting students in making informed choices and decreasing the time it takes to graduate. The Starfish platform supports the Guided Pathways approach to students’ higher education journey by providing tools for career exploration and student and course analytics, as well as academic planning. Starfish also offers case management tools to help campus advisors grow student engagement with notifications, reminders, acknowledgements and high-level integrated analytics designed to identify and track at-risk students.

“The Starfish team is honored to be recognized for the second year in a row,” said Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish. “These awards are a testament to Starfish’s mission and dedication to provide the best student success solutions to our nearly 500 higher education clients.”

“This program is about setting ambitious goals and pushing the field toward solutions that prioritize student success and completion,” said CCA Vice President Dhanfu Elston. “As we continue to reach higher toward comprehensive technology solutions, we congratulate these providers for raising the bar and achieving even greater levels of innovation that will enhance institutional efforts to create greater student momentum and increase graduation rates.”

The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps nearly 500 colleges and universities 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 academic plans to achieve student goals with the least momentum lost.

To learn more about Starfish, visit http://www.starfishsolutions.com.

About Complete College America

Complete College America launched the Seal of Approval program in 2016 to signal to colleges and universities that implementation of guided pathway strategies could be effectively supported by innovative technology solutions. The award was also designed to spur software providers toward research-proven best practices for boosting college completion.

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.

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