Mercy College Wins the Hobsons Education Advances Award for Admission

Hobsons congratulates Education Advances Award finalists Mercy College, Southern New Hampshire University and West Virginia University on their achievements in Admission

ARLINGTON, Va. – July 30, 2020 – Hobsons, the education technology leader enabling student success, recently selected Mercy College as the 2020 winner of Hobsons Education Advances Award (EAA) for Admission.

Each year, Hobsons recognizes academic institutions that contribute toward a future in which all students advance toward their full potential. Nearly 60 institutions submitted their success stories for awards in three categories. Hobsons recently announced the winners in all categories, including Admission.

The finalists for Admission demonstrated successful practices in attracting students and improving overall recruitment efforts. By using Intersect by Hobsons, Mercy College enrollment managers implemented data-informed practices to reach Naviance students who are best-fit for their programs. As a result, Mercy has significantly broadened its inquiry and applicant pools.

“Empowering students with the right information about their higher education choices is more important than ever. At Hobsons, we believe colleges and universities play an important role in presenting new possibilities to students,” said Kate Cassino, CEO of Hobsons. “As the 2020 Education Advances Award winner, Mercy College has demonstrated excellence in Admission through its efforts to attract traditional and nontraditional students. In parallel, Mercy has continuously increased retention and graduation rates. It is a privilege for Intersect by Hobsons to be a part of Mercy’s successes.”

Mercy College is a four-year comprehensive institution serving 10,500 students on four New York campuses. In its winning submission, Mercy College highlighted its partnership with Intersect by Hobsons to ensure that its message and mission reached students who would benefit from the college’s services and offerings. Hobsons also recognized the other finalists, Southern New Hampshire University and West Virginia University. Each demonstrated what is possible when combining people, process, and technology to make a difference in the lives of students. Read more about these EAA finalists’ accomplishments.

About Hobsons

A leader in education technology, Hobsons  helps more than 19 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 15,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons, leveraging our expertise and solutions — Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish — for the success of students. Learn more at

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