Recognizing the Best of the Best
The Starfish 360 Awards Program is designed to recognize the valuable work being accomplished by the Starfish community in the areas of student success and retention.
At Starfish, we pride ourselves on the power of our community. The work that our clients are doing every day to make a difference in the lives of students is measurable and real. Through the Starfish 360 Awards Program, we seek to shine a spotlight on this great work, enable others to learn from best practices, and celebrate professional accomplishments.
This award symbolizes the innovation that is possible when an institution combines people, process, and technology to make a difference in student success and retention.
Worcester State University is pleased to be named a Rising Star.
Public University, Massachusetts
A Vision Project Grant recipient
Since implementing the Starfish system in Fall 2011, Worcester State University’s six-year graduation rate has increased from 45.1% to 51% with a subsequent increase in revenue comparable to recruiting and enrolling 80 new students. In addition, the number of students deemed “not in good standing” decreased from 5.6% in Fall 2011 to 4.6% in Spring 2013. Worcester State University has also partnered with Noel-Levitz to identify student risk factors via non-cognitive indicators, and in the Fall 2013, first-year students will be evaluated against this model and offered targeted interventions through the Starfish system.