• 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

  • From Non-Traditional to Post-Traditional: The New Normal in Higher Education

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

    A Food for Thought webinar
    Higher education institutions have long discussed how best to serve non-traditional students. However, as non-traditional students become the “new” traditional, we need to reconsider how well we are serving this critical population of students. This presentation will frame important theoretical considerations when serving non-traditional students, specifically looking at the vastly different aspects of this population and exploring what we know about their college experiences.

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  • Orientation Programs: Results from a Pilot Study

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

    A Food for Thought webinar
    New student orientation programs are a critical component of introducing incoming students to their new college or university. In 2015, Skyfactor piloted a series of surveys that assessed learning and satisfaction for new students and their family members who attended orientation sessions, as well as the orientation leaders who served as the face of their institution to incoming students. During this webinar, we’ll discuss the pilot process and shared what we learned about orientation programs.

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  • Don’t Lose Sight of the Forest for the Trees: Placing Student Outcomes in a Broader Context

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

    A Food for Thought webinar
    Sometimes, we naturally tend to focus on one aspect of information related to student success, such as an outcome or one level of data. In doing this, we may forget other critical pieces and how these pieces connect to paint a broader picture of student success. Essentially, we lose sight of the forest for the trees. This webinar will help you to put these pieces together and create a framework for considering multiple issues related to retention and student success.

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News & Articles

  • Four Critical Components of an Effective Student Success or Retention Plan

    By: UB Custom Publishing Group | Dec 09 2015

    Student success and improving retention rates have become high priorities in higher education. Given significant breadth in definitions, context, programming, funding, and other key factors, what is most important to consider when it comes to student success and retention efforts? In this web seminar, presenters discussed the four key components that should be present in any effective student success or retention plan, how these components can help to develop a new plan or improve an existing plan, and how the leadership of Northern Illinois University incorporated these components into their highly effective retention and student success initiative.

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  • Five Students Selected for 2015 Mapworks Scholarship

    By: Skyfactor Mapworks Staff | Jul 01 2015

    The Mapworks Scholarship is a national scholarship program for first and second-year college students who have participated in the Mapworks program. Skyfactor created these scholarships to highlight the experiences and achievements of Mapworks students. The scholarships are intended to help students reduce the cost of their college educations and assist them in progressing toward graduation.

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  • Skyfactor Announces 2015 Mapworks Excellence Awards Winners

    By: Skyfactor Mapworks Staff | Jul 01 2015

    The Mapworks Excellence Awards are presented each year at the Mastering Mapworks Summer Conference. Through a process of self-nomination, institutions and departments are encouraged to highlight the many unique ways they use Mapworks data to build strategic partnerships, develop sustainable programming, and thoughtfully support students. In addition to their public recognition for outstanding work in the field of student success and retention, the following Excellence Awards campuses were also invited to share their initiatives with peer campuses and conference attendees alongside Skyfactor staff.

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