• 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

    With flexible dates and times all year long, it's easier than ever to register for a Mapworks Overview in 2016.

    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.

  • Supporting Student Career Success: What Graduating Students and Alumni Tell Us

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT

    A Food for Thought webinar
    How well are our students prepared for life after graduation? And, once in the workforce, do alumni see the value of their college experience? This webinar will use data from both graduating students and alumni to examine how students view their preparedness for their lives post-graduation, how institutions are preparing students for careers, and how alumni say their education contributed to their success after graduation.

  • The Benchworks Overview

    Register now, join us later. Benchworks Overviews are offered every month in 2016.

    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.


News & Articles

  • Student success predictor gives university leaders actionable information

    By: UB Custom Publishing Group | May 09 2016

    A siloed approach rarely works for any effort on higher ed campuses, much less student success and retention. Yet five years ago at Manhattan College, located in the Bronx in New York City, academic assistance was handled individually by each of the institution’s five schools. Then something changed. Manhattan’s assistant provost recommended Mapworks by Skyfactor, software he had used at a previous institution with excellent results. After researching Mapworks and similar programs, the Center for Academic Success knew the recommendation was the right one.

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  • 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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