How to pick the right student success tool
It pays to be picky when selecting a student success solution for higher education.
- The best solutions will manage data, include early alert systems, and predict student performance
- Institutions must utilise solutions that increase graduation rates at current or reduced cost
- Reporting, analytics, and data integration are key features to be able to utilise
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), approximately 90% of the fastest-growing jobs will require some form of higher education. It falls to higher education to ensure that there are enough suitably qualified graduates to satisfy demand.
It is therefore unsurprising that increasing student success is one of the most important issues facing higher education today. High attrition and non-completion rates affect not only students but also institutions, which face growing financial pressures, and economies, which need more college-educated workers in order to remain competitive. Institutions are leveraging student success solutions that gather and analyse data and initiate interventions to help them improve student outcomes and their own institutional performance.
Higher education institutions turn to student success solutions for enabling:
- Increased graduation rates at current or reduced cost
- Higher-quality academic ability and a more tailored student experience
- Improved career or employment opportunities for students
When choosing a student success solution for your institution, a great number of factors should be considered, and the market can somehow seem crowded with leaders.
This white paper rates the top technology capabilities of the frontrunner vendors to higher education institutions:
- Technology, service quality, strategic support, mobile capabilities
- Product development, customer engagement, reporting capabilities
- Data collection management, early alert systems, predicting student performance
The most important factor for institutions to consider is which solution provides the best investment and most sustainable way forward for higher education?