College & Career Readiness

Connecting learning to life.

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Hobsons connects learning to life by matching students to opportunity across a lifetime of education decisions.

Nearly 60% of first-year college students find they aren’t prepared for college, despite being technically eligible for it. Employers are also finding that students are not being properly prepared for the workforce in key areas.

We aim to change that by delivering college and career readiness solutions that help bridge the gap between college access and completion by engaging students throughout their educational journey.

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Admissions & Enrollment

Make purposeful connections.

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Make purposeful connections with students at each stage of the enrollment lifecycle – from initial inquiry through graduation.

It’s no longer enough to just increase the number of applications coming into your institution. It’s about making sure the right students are applying to ensure student success and retention through strategic enrollment management.

Delivering personalized, relevant information to the right student at the right time is crucial to finding best-fit students and keeping them interested.

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Radius

Radius by Hobsons is the new approach to CRM for higher education that allows connections with best-fit students, seamless application management, and personalized communications during a student's journey.

Vickie Alleman

Radius helps you to enroll your class and meet the increasing expectations for prospect communications. At the end of the day, it’s all about the relationship. Radius has been the technology that fosters this relationship.

Vickie Alleman
Vice President for Marketing Communications and Enrollment Management, University of St. Thomas Houston
Features
Student Relationship Management

Each institution is unique and each part of each institution has its own unique challenges. Radius is built to be an adaptable higher education CRM and configurable to meet the needs of your college or university, whether you’re a small graduate program or a large undergraduate institution.

Application Management

Radius provides seamless application management, digital application review & decision management, and a personalized student portal to make the process easy for your institution and students.

Student Matching

Radius is the only CRM on the market with integration to Naviance ActiveMatch , a service that allows Naviance students to connect with institutions looking for students just like them. ActiveMatch helps introduce students to college options they may not have otherwise considered based on criteria they’re interested in.

Reporting & Analytics

Radius includes a host of real-time reporting and analytics tools that help you generate actionable data that can be used to enhance ongoing recruitment marketing activities, report on enrollment and yield, or prove ROI of your higher education CRM efforts.

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Technology is just one piece of the puzzle; see how our implementation, consulting and training services help ensure your success. Need more? Hobsons offers a variety of outsourced services including online program management, enrollment management and international student services to help you scale your institution’s college readiness, admissions, advising and retention efforts.


Naviance ActiveMatch

Naviance ActiveMatch is a service of Naviance that helps students discover best-fit higher education options by allowing them to connect with colleges and universities looking for prospective students just like them. 

Naviance ActiveMatch allows your higher education institution to connect with best-fit students that are specifically matched to your institution sooner with more personalized communications, and manage those interactions directly within Radius.

Naviance is used by almost 8 million K-12 students worldwide.

Naviance ActiveMatch allows students to make connections with those potential college options based on institutions that are looking for students like them.

Student Success & Advising

From start to finish.

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Every student deserves a fair chance at success.

Today’s students face significant challenges as they go through each stage of their higher education experience. No one is immune from the academic, financial, social, and wellness challenges that can derail a student’s progress. In order to keep students engaged, you must accelerate, automate and optimize your student retention strategies to support them.

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Starfish

Starfish by Hobsons can help your institution scale its student success, support and retention initiatives to enable students to engage more effectively with the campus community and achieve their academic goals.

Randy Swearer

In the first year of implementation and use, the Starfish platform has led to increased communication among faculty, advisors, students, and support services, as well as an increase in the university’s formal retention rate. The successful adoption of the Starfish platform can be attributed to the capabilities of the platform and ease of use, the full-time and part-time faculty commitment to student success, and the personnel on the Starfish implementation team.

Randy Swearer
Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Philadelphia University
Features
Early Alerts

Starfish Early Alert, the early warning and student tracking module of the Starfish platform, collects information and manages concerns in a way that respects different groups’ unique workflows, so they can engage more deeply with more students.

Crucial Connections

Starfish Connect, the online appointment scheduling and case management module of the Starfish platform, facilitates meaningful contact between students and their advisors, instructors, and tutors.

Degree Planner

Starfish Degree Planner creates personalized degree-based roadmaps to graduation, empowering students to manage their academic future.

Analytics

Between 5 and 12% of your institution’s budget is committed to student services. Starfish can measure these investments and help to amplify their outcomes. We offer reporting both within the Starfish platform and through our predictive modeling services that help institutions identify patterns and measure the effectiveness of all your interventions.

Related Services

Technology is just one piece of the puzzle; see how our implementation, consulting and training services help ensure your success. Need more? Hobsons offers a variety of outsourced services including online program management, enrollment management and international student services to help you scale your institution’s college readiness, admissions, advising and retention efforts.


PAR Framework

Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework is a national membership collaborative that helps colleges, universities, and higher education systems use data to improve retention and postsecondary success. PAR offers member organizations tools and services to inventory and measure the impact of their student success interventions, benchmark their institutions’ academic success in comparison to peer institutions, and predict which students are going to be at-risk. Members also benefit from community insight and effective practices shared from across the collaborative.

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