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HighPoint Blog

  • Shifting Perspectives: Student Experience


    HighPoint improves the student experience

    Why The Student Experience Is Such A Big Deal Higher learning institutions are intimately familiar with the “student experience.” They live and breathe it every day, understanding how their very existence is based on how successful their students are while in their schools. Thanks to the Department of Education’s Title IV mandates, schools with better

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  • Shifting Perspectives: Student Engagement and Communications


    Shifting Perspectives: Student Engagement and Communications

    The Importance of Student Engagement and Why It’s So Hard You don’t have to look for long to find research on the importance of student engagement. Boiling it down, student engagement is often the difference between student success and student failure. Students who are more engaged simply do better. They are more likely to reach

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  • Shifting Perspectives: Higher Ed Access to Student Outcomes


    School is no longer out of reach

    College Access Is No Longer The Primary Focus Decades ago, higher learning institutions were out of reach for many. Access and affordability were the top concerns. Either the admission policies were too stringent, there were limited ways to pay for an education, or the costs simply out of reach. Many opted to immediately enter the

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  • 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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