Hobsons' Improved Retention Offering Provides a Foundation for Early Alerts

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Hobsons' Student Retention Solutions has phased in dramatically improved features in its retention technology, which promises to take student retention to the next level. These improvements include customized alert initiatives, improved communication results viewing, and easily shareable student information among faculty and other retention-focused staff on campus.

Hobsons is a company that prides itself on providing continually evolving solutions for the differing issues our clients face

In just over a year since its launch, Hobsons Student Retention Solutions is credited with helping dozens of U.S. colleges and universities get on the track to higher graduation rates. This summer the company began phasing in drastically improved features in its retention technology, which promises to take retention to the next level.

"Hobsons is a company that prides itself on providing continually evolving solutions for the differing issues our clients face," said Sasha Peterson, Managing Director of Hobsons EMT. "While our clients were thrilled with the results they saw from using our technology in its early stages, we took every suggestion into account and have continued to enhance the most robust product on the market."

Hobsons' Web-based technology helps schools quickly identify students who are at risk of dropping out so that advisors, counselors or retention staff can intervene appropriately and help these students get back on track. Schools can access a wealth of data from a host of offices, such as the academic advising center, bursar/business office, financial aid, and admissions, and use the information to send targeted communications that start the intervention process with students and ultimately keep them enrolled.

Hobsons is now offering a host of improvements that are unique to the product and consistent with customer feedback. The new features allow clients to:

  •     Conduct alert initiatives where faculty can easily identify students that may be at risk
  •     Customize alerts in a number of areas, such as Academic Performance, Attendance, Behavior, Finances, Social Integration, etc.,
  •     Instantly view results to quantify the effectiveness of the alert initiative in terms of faculty participation and at risk students identified
  •     Focus retention efforts by including faculty responses into students' web files
  •     Share student information with advisors and faculty and track follow-up communications

These features provide a solid foundation for an important retention initiative. They are especially effective since they enable all institutions to identify at risk behavior at the earliest opportunity. Hobsons is excited to be able to offer clients these improved features and we look forward to celebrating their continued retention success.

About Hobsons
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions' enrollment and admissions efforts. Through domestic, international, and graduate publishing products for students, as well as Web sites and enrollment technology solutions for schools, Hobsons helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. To learn more about the comprehensive features of EMT Retain, visit http://www.hobsons.com/retention. Hobsons U.S. is the U.S. division of Hobsons Global, which is the leading provider of global education and careers information, services, and research. For more information, please visit http://www.hobsons-us.com.

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