WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The California State University (CSU) has chosen EAB as its partner to improve outcomes for its almost 500,000 students. EAB announced that as part of the agreement, the CSU will provide its universities access to EAB Campus, a student success management system (SSMS).
EAB Campus enables students, faculty, administrators, advisors, and other professionals to work together to advance students' graduation and employment goals. Based on a decade of research, it combines commonly siloed solutions such as predictive analytics, an early warning system, communication and case management tools, and direct-to-student applications. In EAB Campus, these features are more effective because they are integrated in a single system, which helps students support their own success and seamlessly get the assistance they need from stakeholders across campus.
"Graduation Initiative 2025 is the California State University's ambitious initiative to increase graduation rates for all students and eliminate achievement and equity gaps," said Eric Forbes, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Academic Support at the CSU Office of the Chancellor. "To achieve our student success goals, it is critical that our campuses have access to an enterprise technology system that can improve coordination and enable us to be more proactive in the way we respond to our students' needs."
In addition to EAB Campus, the CSU will have access to 250+ student success best practices identified and documented by EAB research teams. The campuses will also be supported by dedicated EAB consultants, who will help them to maximize the benefit they get from the research and technology.
Strong results at eight CSU campuses currently using EAB research and technology to improve student success led the system to expand the partnership. CSU Fullerton, for example, increased graduation rates by 11 percentage points in three years and narrowed the graduation gap for underrepresented minority students by four percentage points. At a joint student success summit this summer at CSU San Bernardino, EAB members and experts shared lessons from several CSU campuses that are already working with EAB to improve student outcomes.
"We are extremely impressed by the work that leaders at CSU Fullerton, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Long Beach and elsewhere have been able to accomplish, and we are proud to have been able to contribute to their progress," said Scott Schirmeier, Executive Vice President at EAB. "Student success is a challenge that affects every office and student on campus. The schools that are improving outcomes are not only deploying progressive technologies like an SSMS, but working together to make sure all schools have the opportunity to learn about and implement best practices."
At EAB, we are making education smarter. We harness the collective power of more than 1,200 educational institutions to generate insights that address education leaders' top challenges. Then we apply these insights through research, technology, and services: We help leaders find and enroll the right students through enrollment marketing and financial aid optimization. We support student success through our student success management system, which helps advisors, faculty, and staff guide students through school and to the post-graduate outcomes students want. And we provide institutions with the strategic guidance and data they need to improve mission-critical outcomes and prepare for tomorrow's students. For more information, please visit www.eab.com.
About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 49,000 faculty and staff and 484,000 students. Half of the CSU's students transfer from California Community Colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 120,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU at the CSU Media Center.