Texas Tech joins a growing community of universities supporting their students with Starfish

ARLINGTON, VA – April 9, 2020 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas, has chosen to partner with Starfish as its exclusive student success platform for its more than 38,000 students.

Texas Tech is currently implementing its “A Foundation for the Next Century” strategic planning initiative, which outlines the school’s key strategic imperatives through 2025, including educating and empowering a diverse student body, enabling innovative research and creative activities, and transforming lives and communities through strategic outreach and engaged scholarship. University leaders believe the partnership with Starfish will strengthen Texas Tech’s ability to achieve these goals.

“We are thrilled to begin working with Texas Tech to support their student success initiatives,” said Paul McConville, Senior Vice President of Sales and Account Management at Hobsons. “The Starfish Solution will provide tools, data, and insights to expand the strength of TTU’s existing success and retention programs and help achieve its graduation, retention, and overall student success goals.”

“Texas Tech has a strong foundation of student success and retention programs, driven by a deep commitment to coordinated academic advising and retention strategies,” said Dr. Patrick Hughes, Vice Provost of University Programs and Student Success. “We are excited to make our switch to Starfish because it empowers our ability to engage faculty and students equally in the process for student success. Starfish will build upon our strengths by providing a University-wide technology platform that will enable our faculty and advisors to identify students who need support and engage with them in a timely and meaningful way. This will bolster the efforts of our campus academic advising function as well as provide meaningful analytics to support institutional strategic decision making and planning.”

Starfish is the most widely adopted student success solution in the 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 Texas Tech University

A new era of excellence is dawning at Texas Tech University as it stands on the cusp of as one of the nation's premier research institutions. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education again placed Texas Tech among its top doctoral universities in the nation in the “Very High Research Activity” category. Texas Tech is one of 94 public institutions nationally and 131 overall to achieve this prestigious recognition. Research and enrollment numbers are at record levels, which cement Texas Tech's commitment to attracting and retaining quality students. The university strives to foster an environment that celebrates student accomplishment above all else. Texas Tech is large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on each student individually. Quality students need a top-notch faculty. Texas Tech is home to a diverse, highly revered pool of educators who excel in teaching, research and service. The momentum for excellence at Texas Tech has never been greater.

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. Learn more at www.hobsons.com.

About Starfish by Hobsons

The Starfish Enterprise Success Solution 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 www.starfishsolutions.com.

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