Enrollment is a key area of revenue growth for institutions of higher education and an online presence at the college will significantly drive a new market for enrollment applications.
Boston, MA (Vocus) December 10, 2007
Jenzabar®, Inc., the leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced today that Roxbury Community College has selected Jenzabar’s Internet Campus Solution to help increase enrollment rates. In addition to Jenzabar’s campus portal, the college has licensed two Jenzabar Constituent Relationship Modules and the Informz Text Messaging solution.
By implementing Jenzabar’s Internet Campus Solution (JICS), a portal solution designed exclusively for higher education, Roxbury Community College plans to increase enrollment rates by creating a stronger Web presence. JICS will enable the college to offer online inquiry forms and online applications, which is expected to boost the number of students applying to Roxbury Community College. JICS will provide Roxbury Community College with a single point of access to a virtually limitless number of communications, Web services, community building, and e-learning applications.
Roxbury Community College will also implement two Constituent Relationship Modules (Jenzabar CRMs) including: CRM Candidate and CRM Student. Jenzabar CRM Candidate brings the latest Web technology to the admissions process, providing immediate access to a prospects’ admission folder, status, and portlets for updating information. Online communications tools such as chats, forums, and targeted messages will allow candidates to interact with the college. Jenzabar CRM Student enables students to review academic data such as course history, class schedules, GPA and grade reports, unofficial transcripts, and more, allowing students to be self-sufficient and saving time and effort for the administrative staff.
In addition, the Informz Text Messaging solution will provide the college with broadcast text messaging and two-way text messaging.
"We have seen a need to expand to the online world of enrollment,” says Stephanie C. Janey, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Roxbury Community College. “Selecting Jenzabar was an obvious choice since we have been a longstanding customer of theirs and implementing Jenzabar’s Internet Campus Solution seemed like a natural fit.”
“We are proud to offer Roxbury Community College technology solutions that will allow them to play a competitive role in the industry,” says Robert A. Maginn, Jr., Jenzabar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Enrollment is a key area of revenue growth for institutions of higher education and an online presence at the college will significantly drive a new market for enrollment applications.”
Roxbury Community College is a co-educational public institution of higher education offering Associate Degrees and certificate programs. Roxbury Community College’s primary objective is to provide residents of the Commonwealth, specifically those individuals living in the greater Boston area, an optimum opportunity for access to a college education consistent with their interests and aptitudes and to reduce to a minimum economic, social, psychological and academic barriers to educational opportunity.
About Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Community College is a coeducational public institution of higher education offering associate degree and certificate programs. The College’s mission is to serve Boston and its adjacent communities, focusing on the inner city neighborhoods of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roslindale, the South End, Mission Hill, and Chinatown. In these neighborhoods live most of Boston’s African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians, as well as newcomers to this country from the Caribbean, Central, and South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. RCC addresses the multicultural nature of its population by offering internationally recognized courses that highlight the cultures represented at the College with the associate degree programs.
The College encourages academic excellence and offers honors courses for academically advanced students. Through the cross-registration program, students also have the opportunity to take advanced courses, at no extra charge, at several other area colleges and universities. As part of its mission, Roxbury Community College prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions and endeavors to ensure that its graduates are guaranteed admissions to all Massachusetts public four-year institutions.
Although most of the students are in their mid-twenties, the student population ranges in age from 18 to 80. Many RCC students work either full-time or part-time while attending the College. More than half of the students receive financial assistance through state and/or federal financial aid programs, scholarships, and grants.
About Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software and services developed exclusively for higher education. With more than 35 years of combined experience offering technology solutions to colleges and universities, Jenzabar is the trusted partner of choice to more than 700 campuses worldwide, including private liberal arts, state, and community colleges and business, medical, law and other graduate schools. Jenzabar is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with regional offices located across the United States. For further information, please visit http://www.jenzabar.net .
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