Hobsons Announces Winners for the 2019 Education Advances Awards
Three K-12 and Higher Education Institutions Recognized by Hobsons for their Impact in Student Success
ARLINGTON, Va. – August 1, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader at delivering student success outcomes, recently announced the three winners of the Hobsons Education Advances Awards in Marco Island, Florida at their annual conference, Hobsons Summer Institute. The winners were selected for their impressive work supporting student success in three categories: College, Career, and Life Readiness, Match and Fit Admission, and Student Success and Advising.
- Winner for College, Career, and Life Readiness: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Baltimore MD
This private, co-educational, college preparatory school serves 350 students from the city of Baltimore, 100% of whom qualify as low-income. The school uses Naviance to support its goal to prepare students for success in college, work, and life. Since opening in 2007, 100% of their graduates have been admitted to a two- or four-year university. 91% of graduates enroll in higher education within one year, and on average, alumni are graduating at nearly three times the rate of students from similar economic backgrounds.
- Winner for Match and Fit Admission: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook is a large, public university located on Long Island. In Fall of 2018, the university utilized multiple Intersect solutions to reach record enrollment levels, with more than 26,000 students from all fifty states and more than one hundred countries. As a result of enrolling best-fit students, Stony Brook has raised the four-year graduation rate of entering freshmen by 15% in the last five years.
- Winner for Student Success and Advising: SUNY Broome, Binghamton, NY
SUNY Broome is a two-year college within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Since implementing Starfish in 2014, the university has seen significant improvements in student success. In Fall 2015, 24% of students who received a flag or early alert earned a grade of “C” or better in that course. By Fall 2017, the number earning a passing grade had increased to 44% through the use of interventions. Over the same time period, course failures for alerted students dropped from 28% to 19%. Overall, the university has found that alerted students were retained at higher rates than students who did not receive alerts.
“Hobsons is honored to congratulate each of our winners on their many achievements in fostering student success,” said Kate Cassino, CEO of Hobsons. “Each of our inspiring winners and all of our finalists have made a tremendous impact on the lives of their students by providing the right tools and processes to best help their teams achieve improved outcomes.”
A leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admission, and higher education student success to support millions of students.