• 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 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.  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 program 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 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 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 increases in student retention, increased participation in student services, and an easier path to accreditation-focused reporting.

Our Complimentary Webinar Series

  • Getting Hired: An Exploration of How Nursing Students’ Undergraduate Experiences are Connected to Program Satisfaction

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    How is a student’s perception of his or her undergraduate experience influenced by the status of the post-graduation job search? This webinar will examine outcomes of nursing students as they graduate and explore satisfaction with a variety of aspects of their experiences based on the status of their employment search. Particular attention will be paid to course satisfaction, student and faculty interactions, peer connections, co-curricular involvement, and learning outcomes from the program and the institution.

  • Mapworks: Improving Student Success and Retention

    Thursday, April 30, 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.

  • Assessment & Benchmarking Made Easy for Nursing Programs

    Thursday, April 16, 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 nursing education programs, identify their contribution to professional standards and the greater institutional mission, and drive continuous improvement, please join us for this 45-minute session.


News & Articles

  • A Genuine Approach to Improving Student Participation in Assessments and Surveys

    By: Vanessa Patrick | Dec 15 2014

    In the Fall of 2013, the departments of Housing and Residence Life and First Year Experience at the University of West Georgia collaborated and created a successful partnership in an effort to increase the percentage of students who completed the MAP-Works Assessment survey. If you are unfamiliar with MAP-Works, it is a software system that empowers faculty and staff with the ability to identify at-risk students early in the term. By identifying these students early on, administrators, staff and faculty have a better chance of retaining and connecting at-risk students with the appropriate resources.

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  • Hiram College to receive funds from Talent Dividend

    By: Weekly Villager | Dec 03 2014

    Hiram College’s innovative degree completion and retention programs helped the Akron region secure a $1 million grand prize from CEOs for Cities for its growth in college degree attainment over the past four years. CEOs for Cities announced on Oct. 29, 2014, in Washington, D.C., that the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the biggest improvement in degree attainment in the nation, out of the 57 regions competing in the National Talent Dividend. The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) accepted the award on behalf of the Akron MSA educational community which is composed of Hiram College, Kent State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Stark State College and The University of Akron. These funds will make possible additional college attainment initiatives throughout the region.

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  • Freshman survey fuels the flame

    By: Kerry Skiff | Sep 05 2014

    Padgett said that adding a survey for sophomores helps NKU provide resources for students throughout their college career. “Just because you persist into your sophomore year, it doesn’t mean your problems or issues disappear,” he said. “So what it allows us to see is that next step, how can we support that student during their sophomore year.”

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  • Since adding the Mapworks program, we have been extremely pleased with the results. Stephanie Bernasconi, Associate Director of the Center for Student Success at USD