Collegis Education Named Top 10 Student Engagement Company by Education Technology Insights Magazine

Company’s unique online program enablement model recognized for helping colleges and universities meet recruitment and enrollment goals

OAKBROOK, IL — January 31, 2023 — Collegis Education, a higher education, data-enabled managed services provider, was named a Top 10 Student Engagement Company by Education Technology Insights magazine. Using an online program enablement (OPE) model, Collegis partners with colleges and universities to help them leverage their data and technology to stand out from the crowd and effectively reach learners, drive enrollments and retain more students.

Education Technology Insights magazine covers the use of technology across the K-20 enterprise, presenting a complete picture of the ways technology can take learning to new heights. Collegis was recognized as one of the best solutions for helping colleges and universities digitize, customize and optimize the daily operations of every student lifecycle.

Taking a holistic approach to student engagement, Collegis offers schools a customized package of services to improve the student experience. Using website optimization, the company personalizes the student journey online, leveraging tools like online chat to meet them where they are during the recruitment, admissions and enrollment processes. Through its retention services, Collegis delivers highly personal, student-centric solutions, such as success coaches that help guide students through their academic journey, as well data-focused solutions that help partners integrate platforms and activate business intelligence. These multidimensional capabilities help Collegis and its partners deliver comprehensive strategies for engaging, enrolling and retaining students.

Today’s colleges and universities face an increasingly challenging and complex environment. More than 1 million fewer students are enrolled in college now than before the pandemic. Compared with the fall of 2019, undergraduate enrollment has fallen nearly seven percent, representing the largest two-year decrease in more than five decades. Schools are competing for a smaller pool of potential students in the midst of a national discussion about the value of higher ed and internal demands to increase revenue. Rather than one size fits all solutions and revenue shares, the Collegis OPE model helps institutions face these challenges through flexible, unbundled services and transparent, fixed-fee partnerships that augment institutional capabilities. This approach supports the ability for Collegis to help partners quickly bring programs to market and set a course for long-term success.

“At Collegis Education, we understand that one size does not fit all. We work with our higher ed partners to help them take a step back and carefully evaluate today’s student market, thinking about what students — both traditional and nontraditional — are looking for from postsecondary education and what kinds of programs will help them successfully pursue careers in emerging fields. Our data-driven model allows them to target the right students for enrollment, meet workforce needs and create new revenue streams,” said James Cowie, president and CEO, Collegis Education. “It is an honor to be recognized by Education Technology Insights magazine for our unique approach to collaborating with colleges and universities to increase student engagement.”

Each Collegis partnership begins with a comprehensive assessment of the school’s principal challenges and strategic objectives, followed by a custom implementation plan for delivering high-quality, engaging experiences and bolstering institutional outcomes. One example of a successful Collegis partnership is its collaboration with Saint Louis University. After Missouri legalized medical cannabis, Collegis helped the school research and launch a Cannabis Science and Operations microcredential program that quickly became the most successful program in the history of its School for Professional Studies. The program generated more than 33,000 inquiries, paving the way for the school to increase its overall enrollment and create new revenue.

About Collegis Education

Collegis Education is higher ed’s innovation enabler, empowering schools with a better vision of how they fit into learners’ lives and what’s possible when they do. With more than 10 years’ experience as industry pioneers, we’ve proven how leveraging data, tech and talent can transform everything from student experiences to business processes. As higher ed evolves, you’ll need a thought partner and tactical pro, not a pre-packaged product or platform. Our strategic services allow institutions to leapfrog from wondering to doing, implement long-term growth plans and build in-house capabilities to thrive in a complex market. Learn more