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The college planning and search process is often described by students as stressful and overwhelming. With copious amounts of deadlines to make and criteria to search for, students are looking for higher ed institutions to support them throughout this pivotal process in their lives.
The higher education enrollment landscape is rapidly changing as demographics continue to shift, tuition costs rise, and students and families begin to question the value of attending college. While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to solving the current challenges, this report will provide valuable information for both K-12 and higher education leaders as they seek to work together to support students through the college recruitment process.
Student success is a shared responsibility, institution-wide.
As institutions invest in the success of their students, it’s no wonder there is increasing focus on approaching the issue holistically. The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform can help institutions scale their ability to support every student’s academic journey.
In this digital brochure, learn how Intersect works specifically with community colleges to increase awareness of their institution with Naviance students in their geographic service area, optimize their in-person presence through promoting campus events and connect with students ready to actively engage with their institution.
Schools and districts are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating data within their systems. But numbers alone do not create change. Institutions need to dig deeper to find the insights within data in order to create meaningful outcomes. This white paper provides three ways educators can use data insights to create meaningful outcomes for their students.
This article examines the peer-reviewed literature on academic probation interventions with college and university students in the United States.
This research brief is the fourth in a series of four exploring early outcomes for recent high school graduates who enroll in community colleges. In this study, the relationships between attaining an associate degree and five outcomes in early adulthood are explored.
Use our Starfish Student Success Plan Template to help build out your initiatives on campus.
Starfish Analytics is a cohesive suite of tools and services designed to transform campus-wide student success using data, analytics and intervention management.
Garner best practices, tips and insights on how to increase student success at the community college level from institutions similar to your own.
The CCLR Budget Trends 2018 report provides an analysis of CCLR funding sources and category spending at nearly 300 schools and districts. K-12 administrators can use the report to identify funding sources, compare current spending distributions, and make adjustments as needed.
This white paper examines the need to expand the definition of college and career readiness beyond the basics. Learn about the research behind the six CCLR Framework competencies as well as implementation strategies and tips on expanding CCR in schools and districts.
Implementing a comprehensive student success solution across all offices, departments and schools on campus helps to connect the many silos and simplify efforts that previously might have been unknowingly duplicated. Establishing a holistic approach and achieving faculty engagement are key milestones when working to provide the best student success network to students.
Campus CIOs are forecasting that a personalized, integrated and coherent student experience will become a key differentiator for higher education institutions.
Ramapo’s use of Starfish has evolved from a student success office initiative and tool to an institution-wide student success strategy.
The research-backed CCLR Framework outlines six competencies that students in grades 6-12 must achieve to become college, career and life ready. Each competency outlines themes and objectives as well as grade-specific activities. Educators can use this practical toolkit to create a comprehensive, research-backed CCLR scope and sequence for any size school or district.
"The Student Success Matrix is helping to engage our institutions to support culture change and get the conversation going.”
Learn more about the unique challenges of the post-traditional student journey and how to better serve them at your institution.
This paper outlines the ways schools, districts, and other supportive adults can help students to gain and maintain hope for their future and to understand how to transform their goals and aspirations into an actionable future.
How to conquer the admissions travel season and life on the road
This research brief is the third in a series of four that explore outcomes for recent high school graduates who begin their postsecondary education in a community college. This study examined the impact of earning an associate degree prior to transfer on the probability of earning a bachelor’s degree.
This research brief is based on the results of a national survey conducted in partnership with AASA. The survey reveals what school districts across the country are doing to help students identify, research, and reach their goals after high school.
Hobsons is pleased to once again be a sponsor for the Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university admissions leaders. In this survey report, released in September of 2017, admissions leaders noted a number of concerns. Download the report to see what your colleagues in admissions across the U.S. have identified as trends to watch in 2017-2018.
Hobsons recently surveyed 224 admissions counselors to get their perspective of life on the road. Road warriors from all over the country provided their insights on high school visits, lunch room visits, interactions with high school counselors and students, as well as travel habits throughout the season. Admissions professionals also provided advice for school counselors who host visits on their campus.
This research brief is the second in a series of four, exploring outcomes for recent high school graduates who begin their postsecondary education in a community college using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002.
While dual enrollment fills a similar student success niche in both higher and K–12 education, the administrative perspectives of these two entities do not always align. This article highlights the groups’ similarities and differences in perspective and proposes implications for practice.
There are multiple models that can be used to evaluate the usefulness of different sources for prospective students. The traditional focus for most admissions operations has been on First Touch or Last Touch. Today, thanks to the power of new technology, innovative admissions offices are also able to evaluate Multi-Touch measures as students progress through the admissions funnel.
This report empirically explores student- and institutional-level factors that influence the likelihood of upward transfer for students who enroll in community college directly after high school. It also offers strategies for high school educators, college faculty and staff, and state and federal policymakers to consider in order to increase upward transfer rates.
With an emphasis on racial diversity, the findings in this report bring forward some of the strategies being used in a variety of institutional settings to advance higher education access.
The goals of this survey were to capture a current snapshot of dual enrollment (DE) course and program practices at institutions in the United States and determine if and how DE plays a role in the strategic enrollment management efforts of the institution.
Eight years ago administrators laying plans for Guttman Community College in New York City set a goal: This school would not be like so many other community colleges with low completion rates. Guttman would make getting students to graduation a primary mission.
Hobsons has partnered with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and AACC, the American Association of Community Colleges, to foster dialogue between school superintendents and community college presidents to discuss and develop strategies to improve college readiness and create a seamless K-14 system to benefit students, parents, and the community.
An extension of the report, Individual Learning Plans: Improving Student Performance released in 2015, is this reseach to practice brief to be used as a resource to complement the report.
Are you considering offering dual credit opportunities to enhance college and career readiness in your district? Learn how dual credit programs are being deployed at high schools across the country and how school district leadership perceive their value.
Looking to implement a campus-wide initiative? Learn the four strategic areas to best focus your efforts.