• Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • A proven, research-based student retention and success system.

    Now your institution can reap the benefits of a customized, predictive, and affordable student success software solution – and immediately use the information to focus attention on students who need it most.

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  • Easy to administer assessments that support the accreditation process.

    Academic program assessments are aligned with the indirect measures requirements of accrediting organizations for Nursing, Teaching, Business, and Engineering education programs.  Program assessment suites include exit, alumni, and employer surveys.

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  • Quickly identify key areas for Student Affairs program improvements.

    Professionally-developed student affairs assessments make it easy to launch program assessment initiatives.  Use powerful on-screen dashboards for peer benchmarking. Quickly identify key issues that need to be addressed first.

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The Catalyst for Continuous Improvement

  • Easy to Learn and Use

    Skyfactor student success, retention, and assessment products are designed to make it easy for you to get started, to quickly gain insights from the data, and to follow-up with interventions and improvements that are expected to yield the greatest results.

  • Research-Based & Rigorously Tested

    Our Analytics and Research team is continually evolving and testing the accuracy of Mapworks algorithms, and ensuring that Benchworks program assessment products are in alignment with accreditation standards.

  • Impeccable Client Support & Services

    We forge true partnerships with our clients -- understanding the institution's culture, and providing training and implementation plans that revolve around the needs of each institution.

  • Results that Speak for Themselves

    Skyfactor clients report improvements in student success and retention, increased participation in student services, and an easier path to accreditation-focused reporting.

Our Complimentary Webinar Series

  • The Mapworks Overview

    2018 DEMOS COMING SOON 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    Every student has the potential to be successful, but not every student has the tools. The Mapworks student success program integrates data from every point in a new college student’s career, giving you the ability to pinpoint and resolve a roadblock on the path to graduation before it becomes a problem. Our intuitive platform was created with ease of use in mind, drawing on 20+ years of industry research to eliminate the guesswork from your student success and retention initiatives. From enrollment to post-graduation achievement, and all the stops in between, Mapworks has a plan. Register today.

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  • 2018 Webinars Coming Soon

    January 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    The Food for Thought Webinar Series
    Check back later for the first of our 2018 thought leadership webinars!

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  • The Benchworks Overview

    December 07, 2017 2:00 - 2:45 PM CT

    Join Glenn Skaggs, Senior Assessment Specialist, as he highlights the unique benefits of our student affairs and academic program assessments. Available individually or as a packaged suite, Benchworks solutions are engineered to be easy to use while harnessing 20+ years of research and data so you know you’re getting the most targeted analysis possible. Learn more about how the insights that come from Benchworks assessments can make it easy for your institution to identify issues and make the most informed decisions. Register today.

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News & Articles

  • Three Students Selected for 2017 Mapworks Scholarship

    By: The Skyfactor Mapworks Team | Aug 22 2017

    In 2017, Skyfactor chose three students from an impressive pool of applicants for the Mapworks Scholarship. Here, Danee' Allen, Mikayla Kia, and Zohal Mohammady tell their stories of how Mapworks affected their college experience.

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  • Oh @#!% (via the Talking Stick)

    By: Dr. Sherry Woosley & Matthew Venaas | Jul 13 2017

    Assessment results can sometimes rock your world; and not in a good way. When those numbers don't come out how you hoped or expected, what is the best way to respond? Authors Sherry Woosley and Matthew Venaas describe how to dissect not so great survey numbers, how to present them, and how to turn them into a more positive telling moment for your department.

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  • Mapworks helps remove barriers to student success (via UAA Green and Gold News)

    By: Written by Tracy Kalytiak, University of Alaska Anchorage | Mar 27 2017

    Cheyenne Mathews grew up in the picturesque Southeast Alaska community of Ketchikan, a place where people take a five-minute ferry ride from one island (Revillagigedo) to another (Gravina) to reach the airport, where hemlock and massive spruce adorn the mossy landscape, where every face in town and at school was a familiar one. Last summer, Cheyenne moved into a UAA residence hall and launched her college career. At first, it wasn’t easy: “I think people forget how diverse geographically Alaska is,” she said. “I talked nonstop about how different Anchorage was, until it became a constantly recurring theme.

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  • Skyfactor Mapworks is demonstrably committed to improving the student experience in higher education. They work with diligence, sincerity, creativity and sensitivity in their desire to meet the needs of each campus. Tracy Smith, Director, Retention through Academic Mentoring Program, Humboldt State University
  • Mapworks has truly changed the way we communicate, interact with, and support student success. Shariva White, Student Success Coordinator, Queens University of Charlotte
  • If you choose to use Mapworks, you are going to work with professionals who listen to your concerns and needs, and change their product to better aid their users. Very happy with the professional services I receive by being a Mapworks user. Matthew Hicks, Coordinator of Student Engagement and Success, and Undeclared Advising, Murray State University
  • Piedmont College is in its second year since implementation of Skyfactor Mapworks. The software in combination with other retention efforts helped us achieve an 8% increase in one-year freshman retention over the previous year. Anthony Cox, Registrar, Piedmont College
  • The ability to work with support staff with a background and perspective based in higher education creates a unique partnership that is not always available with a third-party vendor. Thomas Bruick, Assistant Director for Retention Initiatives, University of Central Arkansas
  • Mapworks makes a difference for our students. It helped identify ways to improve all students' experiences while also building small support teams for students-in-need. From the individual reports to the aggregate data, we've been able to address campus interventions in practical, meaningful ways that also improved retention. Amy McGovern, Assistant Director, University Housing & Mapworks Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • We are in our third year of using Mapworks at a relatively small private liberal arts university. The processing through Mapworks of student profile data, survey data, and academic performance data has enhanced our understanding of our students and the various demographics that indicate their level of risk. This information has in turn enabled us to deploy our intervention resources with more confidence. Tom Fish, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Retention, and Assessment, University of the Cumberlands
  • Mapworks allows the institution to tear down silos and develop integrated support and follow-up plans for individual students and groups of students who are struggling or at risk for failing/leaving the institution. It connects all individuals who are actively supporting the student so we can coordinate interventions based on the needs of the student. Mike Costello, Associate Director of Systems Technology, Student Affairs and Enrollment, Ball State
  • Mapworks is an amazing tool for influencing and enhancing the student learning experience by guiding every individual who interacts with a student in their student lifecycle. Gaurav Srivastava, Data Systems Analyst, Queens University of Charlotte
  • This year we’ve included Student Financial Services, Athletics, and our Resident Assistants into Mapworks and are using the tool during our Student Support Team meetings. Our deans and department chairs are loving the data analytics reports about students in their colleges and schools. Beth Stuart, Associate Dean, Center for Student Success, Queens University of Charlotte