What people are saying about SSC

Topics: Degree Progress, Student Retention and Success, Student Learning Outcomes, Assessment

We often hear from members about the value they get from SSC's ability to blend analytics, consulting, and research to drive change. But don't just take it from us—here are a few quotes from your peers.


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Testimonials from Our Members

  • "I have been engaged with student success for 30 years. For 25 of them, I have been wishing I could do the kinds of things SSC is doing."
    -Dr. Kris Smith, Associate Provost, George Mason University

  • "The analytics from [SSC] allow us to be proactive with individual students and use objective course performance data to help them identify the best path for academic success and degree completion."
    -Nancy Giardina, Vice Provost of Student Success, Grand Valley State University

  • "Student success is one of the key goals in our new strategic plan. I can definitely see SSC being one of the drivers in meeting the metrics of this goal."
    -Provost

  • "SSC should change how we do business, and if it doesn’t, then shame on us."
    -Provost

  • "With every contact with EAB, I feel much better about facing the challenges of higher education."
    -Provost

SSC Approach and Results Making Headlines

"In 2013, as a result of [SSC], Georgia State’s institutional graduation rate climbed 5.1 points over the previous two years, even as the student population grew in size, diversity, and economic disadvantage."

Schaffhauser, Dian, "Powering Student Success with Systemwide Data," Campus Technology, April 9, 2014


"EAB wants whatever they create to be able to work alongside the resources colleges already possess, including their administrative systems and the number of advisors they currently have on staff."

Quinton, Sophie, "The Technology That Could Help More Community College Students Graduate," The Atlantic, Nov. 19, 2013


"EAB is convening influential provosts and other academic affairs leaders for a series of discussions on the future of student success and the critical role that data and analytics will play."

"EAB Launches National Student Success Summit," Wall Street Journal, Nov. 7, 2013


"The experiments at Georgia State confirm that data can be used to better serve students. The question is, why aren't more colleges following [their] lead?"

Selingo, Jeffrey, "How a Little Data Can Solve One of Higher Education’s Biggest Problems," The Chronicle, May 20, 2013


  • The Student Success Collaborative in brief

    At each institution with an SSC membership, predictive algorithms assess individual and collective student risk for attrition, an intuitive platform delivers insight to stakeholders’ desktops, and consultants deliver innovative strategies to drive sustainable and measurable change. Learn more.

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