Whatcom Community College Embraces Starfish Degree Planner to Improve Student Success

Following phased rollout of Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, Whatcom now makes platform available to all 11,000 enrolled students.

Easier Than It Looks? Tackling Retention Head On

Retention has big implications, especially in the age of the TEF and the coming emphasis on retention in the next OFFA access agreements. But the efforts and initiatives that comprise an institution’s retention strategy don’t have to be big to make a big difference.

Perspective of an International Student Working in UK Higher Ed

With recent events such as Brexit and the US presidential election, immigrants like myself have started to feel less welcome in the UK. It was reassuring to hear a positive message from senior figures, though of course there are still many challenges with the current policy and a lot of uncertainty about the future. But what about universities? Are they doing the right things to reassure international students? Based on my own experience, I have put together some tips that I think universities should consider as they support international students through the decision-making process.

Staying the Course in Higher Education

The forthcoming Teaching Excellence Framework will focus the attention of English universities on retention and student satisfaction. Hobsons recently supported the Social Market Foundation with their research, Staying the Course, which looked in more detail at the rising focus on student success in higher education.

Shifting from Access to Success: A Look at Higher Education in the UK

The Sutton Trust published a report, Degrees of Debt, indicating that, under the new fees regime, the typical English student now faces debts of more than £44,000 at graduation. The report found that amongst graduates in eight Anglophone countries (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand), English students fare worst.

Helena College

Helena College Improves Retention with Starfish by Hobsons

Helena College University of Montana is a public two-year college focused on providing access to lifelong educational opportunities. Central to its mission is enhancing student persistence by aligning student support programs and reducing barriers to access and success.

Helena College Case Study

Helena College Increases Access to Success with Starfish

Helena College University of Montana is a public two-year college focused on providing access to lifelong educational opportunities. Central to its mission is enhancing student persistence by aligning student support programs and reducing barriers to access and success.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Student Success Initiatives Improve Graduation Rates

To retain students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) had to transform the advising culture. A committee of faculty, staff, and academic leaders chose the Starfish by Hobsons platform because of its early warning system and easy user interface.

ECPI University Adopts the Starfish Platform to Support Student Success

Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc., a leading student success company, announced that ECPI University has implemented the Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ to scale its student success program in order to improve student retention and graduation rates. The platform is helping create efficiencies that lead to greater faculty participation in the student success program and enable systematic service delivery to the institution’s 9,840 students.


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