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HighPoint Blog

  • Guided Pathways Are Better Than Going At It Alone


    Guided Pathways Are Better Than Going At It Alone

    What Are Guided Pathways? Higher learning institutions are hearing quite a bit these days about guided pathways. According to Community College Research Center (CCRC), “College students are more likely to complete a degree in a timely fashion if they choose a program and develop an academic plan early on, have a clear roadmap of the

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  • New Administration, New Financial Aid Scrutiny


    New Administration, New Financial Aid Scrutiny

    The Challenges for Students and Higher Learning Institutions We’ve heard so much about President Trump’s first 100 days – what has been accomplished, what has yet to be accomplished, and new policy changes. Every U.S. president is subjected to scrutiny when it comes to this 100-day milestone. One of the hot issues for this administration

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  • Post-Secondary Success Is The New Student Success Metric


    How do you measure student success?

    Looking Forward Student success has been a hot topic in higher education for some time. While its concept is nothing new, how it is defined and measured is continually evolving. Student retention and graduation rates are among the more common and valued metrics used to measure student outcomes, however, these measurements are attracting some company.

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  • Why The Mobile Experience Matters


    Why The Mobile Experience Matters

    The Case for Mobile Organizations have gotten smart. They realize if they want to reach and engage their customer base, they are going to have to go mobile. Pew Research recently reported that smartphone use among Americans is up to a staggering 77 percent. That may not seem surprising until you realize how much that

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  • 7 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Higher Education


    HighPoint Redefines Technology

    Video Killed the Radio Star It wasn’t too long ago that we heard this song playing on the radio. It seems hard to imagine a life without television, sitting in front of a radio and listening to our favorite television programs. But the radio star wasn’t the only cultural phenomenon that died with technology. With

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  • How Do You Define Student Success in 2017?


    HighPoint Helps Students on Their Journey

    The Evolution of Student Success In the past, student success wasn’t really top of mind for most higher education institutions. What mattered most was enrollment numbers, tenured professors, grants and other metrics of success. These were bragging rights, differentiators campuses could use to recruit more students and gain the admiration (and high rankings) of industry

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  • How Financial Aid Course Audit (FACA) Is Helping Students Get the Most out of Financial Aid


    Financial Aid Simplified

    Making Financial Aid Work for Every Student Financial aid is available to all students, whether they realize it or not. They don’t have to be of low-income status or have stellar test scores; they simply need to apply. On average, about 80 percent of students do apply for some type of financial aid, whether it

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  • Behind the Curtain with HighPoint Technology Founder, George Amalor


    Behind the Curtain with HighPoint Technology Founder, George Amalor

    We had a chance to sit down with George Amalor, founder and CEO of HighPoint Technology, to go in depth about his vision, why he started HighPoint nearly two decades ago, and how the company has been so successful. What inspired you to start HighPoint? I was working for years as a consultant, implementing PeopleSoft

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  • Why Having a Mobile App for College Students Isn’t Enough


    Why Having a Mobile App for College Students Isn’t Enough

    Mobile Mania The development and use of mobile apps have skyrocketed in the past few years. Back in 2014, Nielsen found that people were spending 89 percent of their media time on mobile apps and only 11 percent of their time was being spent on mobile web. This trend has continued, as 98 percent of

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