Southern New Hampshire University Selects Ellucian SaaS Solution

Innovative university to deploy a purpose-built solution to continue its mission of reinventing higher education for the modern day student

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Reston, Va.

Ellucian, the leading provider of higher education software and services, announced today that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has chosen Banner® as its SaaS-based student information systems solution. Built specifically for complex higher education environments, Banner will enable SNHU to automate business processes, help manage its tremendous growth and integrate data from all of its university systems.

SNHU is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution that continually reinvents higher education and transforms the lives of its students. Founded in 1932, SNHU has evolved to become one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic universities in the nation with more than 3,000 on-campus students and 80,000 online students. In an effort to meet the unique needs of each and every student, SNHU offers several delivery models including a traditional campus environment, a fully online higher education experience and a competency-based degree program.

“We went through a rigorous evaluation period and ultimately Ellucian’s Banner SaaS solution met all of our requirements – including the ability to support the needs of our students and the flexibility to handle our growing and changing university,” said SNHU President Paul J. LeBlanc, Ph.D. “Ellucian is much more than its highly-functional platform, it’s a strategic part of our student success efforts that include data analytics and personalized learning capabilities.”

SNHU will implement Ellucian’s Banner to simplify administrative processes and unify data across the university. The modern, intuitive user experience shortens the learning curve for occasional users and enhances navigation for power users. The solution, bolstered by Ellucian’s Ethos platform, will give administrators and faculty the ability to view and manage student and university information in a single platform while providing complex reports that can identify trends, report progress and inform decision making. The SaaS-based delivery model enhances scalability and security through Ellucian’s partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

“SNHU is clearly a leader in higher education – their unique approach expands access to affordable education options and ensures students are successful. We are excited to call them a partner, and to be a part of their mission and success,” said Ellucian President and CEO Jeff Ray. “Our comprehensive technology solutions are designed to meet the complex requirements of today’s campus and the dynamic needs of tomorrow’s. We provide proven, scalable and highly-functional technology schools at the forefront of education, like SNHU, depend on to continue to push higher education forward.”


About Ellucian

Ellucian is the technology leader of software and services powering higher education forward. More than 2,500 institutions in almost 50 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education for over 18 million students. Ellucian provides a broad and versatile portfolio of solutions, including student information systems (SIS), finance and HR, recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions.

With more than 1,400 institutions subscribing to unique deployments of Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions to colleges and universities. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. Visit Ellucian at

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