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First-generation Student Success: Using Actionable Data to Drive Culture Change

We understand that student-success requires intention and a vision. We’ll elevate the conversation, drawing from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, NASPA’s recent national landscape analysis of first-generation student success programs at four-year institutions.

Expectations vs. Reality: Redesigning Student Success Pathways

Hear from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and Northcentral Technical College (NTC) about how they have effectively re-designed processes to support their changing student pathways by following a Guided Pathways model for student success.

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Holistic Degree Planning & Advising for Student Retention and Completion

Starfish by Hobsons is the proud winner of CCA’s 2018 Seal of Approval, Technology Trailblazer awards in Choice and Time. 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.

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Congratulations to Starfish Institutions Making Headlines!

Starfish supports nearly 500 institutions on its platform -- impacting more than 4 million students every term. We effect change with our schools by integrating enhanced case management tools, predictive analytics, student support and academic planning on a single platform.

Kudos to the Starfish Education Advances Awards Finalists!

One of my favorite parts of our upcoming Hobsons Summer Institute is honoring the Starfish clients who are pushing the industry to raise the bar for student success, drawing on the strengths of their staff, advisors (counselors), faculty, students, and Starfish solution.

Will the College Transparency Act help determine the ROI of a College Degree? Part II

Recently, I attended a panel session about the College Transparency Act (CTA). I came away from that session with more questions than answers.

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New York University: Using Starfish to Strategically Increase Student Success Metrics

In September 2017, NYU recognized its need to enhance the student experience and improve its already strong retention and graduation rates.

Reedley College: Streamlining Counseling with Degree Planning

Reedley College is a leader among community colleges, and has dealt with increasing state mandates by volunteering for pilot projects to develop strategies, tools, and processes to meet the new requirements.

Determining the Effectiveness of Early Intervention Efforts on First-Time Freshmen

The first year of college has emerged as a critical barrier to college retention. In fact, nearly one in eight students who start college in any fall term transfer to a different institution by the following fall.

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Review of Student Interventions Targeting Low Ongoing GPA

This article examines the peer-reviewed literature on academic probation interventions with college and university students in the United States.

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A Look at Five Key Outcomes in Early Adulthood for Associate Degree Earners

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.

[Template] Starfish Student Success Plan

Use our Starfish Student Success Plan Template to help build out your initiatives on campus.

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Cambridge College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Exclusive Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, Va. – May 28, 2019 – Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Cambridge College has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase the retention and graduation rates of the undergraduate student population.

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at the 99th AACC Annual Convention

ARLINGTON, Va. - April 10, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Starfish will host a client panel at AACC’s 99th Annual Convention hosted by the American Association of Community Colleges at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, April 13.

Blackhawk Technical College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, Va. - April 9, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Blackhawk Technical College has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to provide flexible learning and impactful advising for all students.

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Data Analytics and Student Advising: Creating a Culture Shift on Campus

Campus Technology asks Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas, the university's director for retention, in Academic Affairs, how Syracuse streamlined the process of advising across all schools and colleges, and why understanding campus culture was central to her team's change management strategy.

Vaughn College Faculty and Staff Enthusiastically Adopt Starfish

After one semester of integration of the Starfish retention module at Vaughn College, faculty and staff have expressed an appreciation for the tool in great numbers. The integrated technology platform helps students to succeed by facilitating engagement with an informed, connected campus community.

Thrive Global Feature: 5 Leadership Lessons with Kate Cassino

Hobsons' CEO Kate Cassino recently shared her 5 Leadership Lessons with Thrive Global. See how Kate's leadership expertise has further positioned Hobsons as the leading education technology company.

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Hobsons: We Are Student Champions

Hobsons help students througout every step in their education journey - from K-12 to higher education and beyond. Discover how each Hobsons product - Naivance, Intersect and Stafish - fit into the student journey.

MSD Wayne: The 2018 Education Advances Award Winner

The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township was recognized by Hobsons as the 2018 Education Advances Award Winner in the K-12 College and Career Readiness category. Learn how MSD Wayne utilizes Naviance by Hobsons to prepare their students to achieve one of the three E’s: Enroll, Enlist, or Employ.

Bard College: The 2018 Education Advances Award Winner

Bard College was recognized by Hobsons as the 2018 Education Advances Award Winner in the Match & Fit / Admissions category. Learn how Bard College utilizes Intersect by Hobsons to increase institutional awareness and connect with best-fit students.