Starfish by Hobsons helps more than 450 higher education institutions plan and scale their student success, support and retention initiatives to enable more students to achieve their goals.
We want to help students stay focused on achieving their ultimate goal of graduation. Starfish gives them the ability to connect with the correct resources to do just that.
System Administrator, University of Montana
Let us help! We listen carefully to all your stakeholders in order to make sure we meet your specific needs. Starfish consultants can assess your institutional readiness for change, catalyze important conversations, identify your strengths, configure your system, train your champions, and measure the impact of your current student success landscape so you can plan for the future.
Research shows students are more likely to succeed if they are connected to an informed, connected campus community. Starfish can not only alert students when they’ve gone off-track, but can also show them the steps they need to take – and the resources you’ve already put in place – to maintain their momentum towards completion.
Your faculty, advisors, counselors, coaches, and other practitioners are already doing so much to help so many. Starfish provides data and tools so they can work smarter, not harder. We can show them how to look for patterns of need, identify concerns, communicate with each other, reach out to the students, and close the loop when issues are resolved.
Even strong students can take a wrong turn, especially if they’re unclear on their goal and the path they’ll need to get there. With Starfish, students can explore career options and build smart degree plans that are attainable, visible, adjustable… and customized to fit a student’s specific schedule.
Starfish uses your own historic data to build predictive models that can point you towards student populations with higher risk, so you know how to focus your limited resources. It’s not a “black box” - we’ll show you what happens under the hood. The process takes weeks, not years, and we will help you every step of the way.
A Vibrant Community
Our community of active Starfish users includes higher education professionals from more than 450 colleges, universities, and state systems. They’re eager to share their experiences and collaborate on best practices, and we nurture those networks with ongoing training, Webinars, regional Student Success Summits, and an annual conference, Hobsons Summer Institute.