Carlow College drives digital transformation with Ellucian
Carlow College

Carlow College drives digital transformation with Ellucian


Radically embracing technological innovation to support institutional functionality and student retention.

  • Saved €240,000 from admissions processing, data entry reduction, reporting, and curriculum management
  • 2% decrease in student attrition
  • Entire solution investment regained in roughly one year

Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, is Ireland’s second oldest university-level institution and currently serves a student body of 700 students. Founded in 1782, Carlow has distinguished itself as a premiere institution for students seeking an education in the humanities.

As a smaller institution, Carlow College was proficient in manually managing student administration using paper files and excel spreadsheets. To improve the student experience and aid faculty efforts, the college needed to acquire a reliable student information management system. More importantly, Carlow needed a solution that would scale into the future and seamlessly adapt alongside the institution.

Carlow College chose to implement Ellucian Quercus—a SaaS solution that would provide deeper insight into the student experience, from enrolment through graduation, in addition to generating vital metrics necessary to make strategic decisions.

Put simply, we would not be able to operate without Ellucian Quercus today. It is our central point for student is now available in one location at the click of a button.

Carolyn Glynn, IT and Student Systems Manager, Carlow College

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