• 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

  • Promoting Student Success: Seven Essential Principles

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    The Expert Series, Presented by Joe Cuseo, Educational Advisor & Consultant, AVID

    Enhancing student success in college is a national concern because of the growing importance of a post-secondary credential and the growing diversity of students entering higher education. Research suggests that there are timeless and universal educational principles that promote student motivation, retention (persistence to graduation), and academic achievement.These pervasive principles are associated with positive outcomes for all students, regardless of their college-entry characteristics, but they have particularly powerful effects on students who are at-risk for attrition.

    This webinar will identify specific, high-impact practices that can be used inside and outside the classroom to implement the following research-based principles of student success:

    1. Personal validation
    2. Self-efficacy (grit and growth mindset)
    3. Finding meaning or purpose
    4. Active involvement (engagement)
    5. Reflection
    6. Social integration
    7. Self-awareness
  • Assessment & Benchmarking Made Easy for Academic Programs

    Thursday, October 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    If you are looking for an easier and more effective way to evaluate the performance of your academic programs, identify their contribution to professional standards and the greater institutional mission, and drive continuous improvement, please join us for this 45-minute session.

  • Mapworks: Improving Student Success and Retention

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

    Mapworks is a powerful student success and retention management solution that empowers Colleges and Universities to effectively and efficiently impact student success. During this brief demonstration you’ll learn how you and other professionals on your campus can utilize Mapworks to foster student success and facilitate students’ ability to make the most of their college experience. This webinar is intended for anyone who has been tasked with student success and retention efforts on campus.


News & Articles

  • 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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  • Why ‘One Size Does Not Fit All’ in Student Risk Prediction and Retention Strategies

    By: UB Custom Publishing Group | Feb 23 2015

    The goal of retaining students—and seeing them through to degree completion—has become the focus of numerous research initiatives, articles, technology solutions and intervention strategies. While most of the studies reach very different conclusions, most researchers seem to agree that no one factor holds the key to student persistence. How can higher education leaders accurately predict attrition risk using the same factors and weightings across all student cohorts and across a wide range of types of institutions? In this web seminar, presenters discussed the factors that should be considered when predicting risk for different types of institutions—and distinct student subgroups within each institution—and how continual monitoring and annual adjustments to the algorithms can have a positive impact on student retention rates.

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