Tyler Junior College Selects Ellucian to Help Provide Stronger Support for Student Completion

Published Monday, July 2, 2012 - Fairfax, Va.

Tyler Junior College (TJC) has licensed a comprehensive suite of solutions from Ellucian to help deliver more personalized and comprehensive support for students during a period of record enrollment. The expanded services and new analytical capabilities will be delivered without a significant increase in staff hours and are expected to help increase the number of students who will complete a degree.

TJC is one of the larger community colleges in Texas, with an enrollment of more than 12,000 credit students each year and 20,000 annual continuing education enrollments. “We are adjusting to the complexities associated with record enrollment growth over the past five years. These new solutions will help us maximize our existing staff resources and technology investments while expanding our services and strengthening our outreach to students,” said Larry Mendez, chief information officer at the college.

Specifically, the solutions will provide the college with:

  • Targeted communications by student cohort for more effective engagement
  • Early alert functionality to help students overcome potential obstacles early on
  • Web-based academic advising, degree audit, and transfer articulation tools to help students find a more direct path to graduation
  • More personalized recruiting campaigns for improved enrollment
  • Metrics to measure the success of student retention efforts and track the college’s progress
  • Tools to address recent state legislation that requires all students to submit detailed degree plans that demonstrate how they intend to achieve their degrees

“These tools will help the college address new and emerging legislation in the areas of student retention and performance, online degree planning, and making it easier for transfer students to enroll at the institution,” said Bruce Bleiman, senior vice president, customer relationships, Ellucian. “Tyler Junior College is taking a smart approach of leveraging technology to meet these emerging requirements and maximizing the efforts of its staff.”

The solutions from Ellucian licensed by the college include:

  • Banner Relationship Management
  • Banner Recruiting and Admissions Performance
  • Banner Student Retention Performance
  • Ellucian Advancement Performance
  • Ellucian Degree Works


About Ellucian

Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in nearly 50 countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for over 18 million students.

Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR, recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions. With more than 1,400 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions in higher education. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting.

Ellucian brings power, passion, and performance to bear for higher education, and its ability to better our world. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

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