Friday, August 17, 2018

CollegeNET Hosts the 2018 User Conference: “Innovation at the Boundaries of Benefit”

The annual CollegeNET User Conference took place this July in Portland, Oregon, with close to 500 participants and attendees from higher education institutions around the country. The four-day conference offered 125 demonstrations, workshops, and seminars presented by CollegeNET employees and customers. Attendees saw the latest products and features in action, received hands-on training from CollegeNET developers, and heard helpful advice and inspiring case studies presented by colleagues. As in years past, CollegeNET also treated attendees to the sights and culture of the beautiful Pacific Northwest with a variety of tours, activities and local entertainment.

Comments from this year’s attendees included:

"The annual conference was, once again, glorious! Way to go!"

“The social events were very well thought out, put-together, and I greatly enjoyed and appreciated the experience! From a schedulers point of view, CollegeNET did a great job putting together these events!”

“This was the most meaningful and relevant conference I have been to this year. GREAT JOB!”

The next CollegeNET User Conference is scheduled for July 28-31, 2019. Registration opens in February at:

Friday, June 15, 2018

2018 Social Mobility Summit Convenes in Portland, July 11-12

The annual Social Mobility Summit brings student success professionals from colleges and universities across the country to share best practices for supporting student success in higher education.

The goal of the Social Mobility Summit is to address one of the most pressing issues of our time: higher education's role in advancing social mobility in order to stem the growing economic disparity in our country. The two-day event includes round table discussions and individual presentations on methods for best educating economically disadvantaged students and preparing them to succeed beyond college, and for getting communities and legislators on board.

Each of the professionals participating in the Summit has their own story to tell about their groundbreaking programs and initiatives for supporting student success. CollegeNET is pleased to host these innovators as they share their ideas and concerns, and help them have a voice beyond their institutions.

Participating institutions:

Baruch College, New York
California State University, Northridge
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Rutgers University, New Jersey
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Santa Cruz
Wichita State University, Kansas
Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina

For more information contact:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

College Educators Share Insights and Best Practices for Supporting Social Mobility

CollegeNET invited student success leaders across the country to discuss higher education's role in narrowing the socio-economic gap in today's society. In this eBook collection of essays, higher education professionals who head innovative student success programs at their institutions discuss the challenges of identifying and supporting the needs of under-served students. And they share highlights of their innovative approaches to helping these students succeed in college, obtain four-year degrees, and to on to well-paying jobs.

The publication, Social Mobility through Higher Education, includes articles by Baruch College President Dr. Mitchel Wallerstein; UC Irvine Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Dr. Michael Dennin; Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Dr. Elwood Robinson; and UC Santa Cruz Vice Provost for Student Success Dr. Jaye Padgett. The publication also includes a concluding essay by CollegeNET CEO Jim Wolfston.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Educators Gather for a Day Focused on Student Success

On Feb. 26, the University of California, Santa Cruz, a 2017 Social Mobility Innovator, hosted a symposium on equity and social mobility through higher education. Leaders in higher education came together to share and explore data-driven best practices to support student success.

The full-day program included keynote addresses by UC Santa Cruz Professor Chris Benner, UC Davis Professor Marco Molinaro, and CollegeNET CEO Jim Wolfston, in addition to panel discussions, and individual presentations by:

      Debra Griffith, Associate Vice President for Transition and Retention Services, San Jose State
      Rebecca London, Assistant Professor, Sociology, UC Santa Cruz
      Pablo Reguerín, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Achievement and Equity Innovation, UC Santa Cruz
      Rebecca Covarrubias, Assistant Professor, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz

The UC Santa Cruz symposium was co-sponsored by CollegeNET, Inc., developers of the Social Mobility Index (SMI), a data driven ranking that evaluates US colleges and university according to how well they perform at admitting and supporting the success of economically disadvantaged students. For more information about the SMI and the 2017 SMI rankings, visit

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Celebrating Social Mobility through Higher Education

The University of California, Irvine, a 2017 Social Mobility Innovator, recently hosted a symposium on facilitating social mobility in higher education. The symposium featured panels of faculty experts, practitioners, and UCI students and alumni discussing the importance of social mobility in defining student success in higher education.

Dr. Michael Dennin, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
and Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education at UCI

UCI Students and Alumni

Attendees applauded the speakers and panelists both at the symposium and in the Twittersphere.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Going Beyond the Products

The CollegeNET experience goes beyond providing customers with software and tools for higher education. Here are just a handful of the comments we’ve received about CollegeNET’s support and customer service:

“Working with CollegeNET is a rewarding experience. CollegeNET support/trainers consistently answer my questions in a timely manner. If more time is needed to find a solution to my issue, I know exactly how long it will take. I wish our IT department would benchmark CollegeNET’s customer service!"
- Anne Carlineo, Ithaca College

“Overall, the process went very smoothly; the folks we worked with were knowledgeable and responsive to questions, and the process was well-thought-out and well-documented. It was definitely one of the best projects involving consultants that we've dealt with.”
- Christopher Myers, Millikin University

“I compare all other vendors to CollegeNet. They set the standard for customer service and so far no one has measured up.”
- Rick Marks, College of Southern Nevada

“I know I’ve told you this before but I’m so, so grateful for your patience and kindness in teaching me tricks and tips to help make my job easier and more efficient.”
- Susan Falendysz, Calhoun Honors College

“You guys are so great at what you do and you’ve never made us feel the least bit apprehensive about asking for help! Don’t you know Clemson is your # 1 fan!! No one raves about your service like we do.”
- Vandy Travelstead, Clemson University

To learn more about CollegeNET’s products and services, go to

Monday, November 6, 2017

Social Media Celebrations for Social Mobility

The 2017 Social Mobility Index (SMI) identifies US colleges and universities that are committed to advancing economic opportunities for low-income students. CollegeNET salutes those top-ranking schools, and we’re excited to join in social media celebration.