Hobsons Debuts Starfish 7, the First Fully-Integrated Enterprise Solution for Student Success in Higher Education

Today Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, released Starfish 7, the latest version of its Starfish Enterprise Success Platform and the first fully-integrated enterprise product for student success in higher education. By pairing Starfish’s capabilities for in-depth advising, case management, and degree planning with the PAR Framework’s predictive analytics, performance benchmarking and intervention inventories, this new iteration of Starfish allows higher education institutions to impact student progress and success from within one platform.

While other planning and advising tools in the market can point to the risks threatening student retention, few provide the tools needed to mitigate these obstacles and help students succeed. Starfish 7 analyzes institutional data, benchmarking tools, validated predictors of risk, student activity, and other performance indicators to identify the variables that may jeopardize a student’s ability to progress towards completion, then helps advisors determine which interventions will be most likely to provide relief. Counselors can create effective plans to keep every student on the path to success, accounting for factors such as demographics, program choices, and velocity to completion.

“Our goal is to afford every student the opportunity to reach the next educational milestone – whether that’s completion of a degree, a credential, or a skill that helps them get a better job,” said Howard Bell, SVP, Higher Education Student Success at Hobsons. “With the integration of the PAR Framework into our strong Starfish core capabilities, we’re making it easier to identify which factors are actually putting a student at risk of not…

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