Student retention platform Aviso Retention has announced an increase in its customer base, generating 30% growth with new institutional partners in 2020.
The growth arose from the need to enable students to stay on track with their higher education ambitions despite the changing landscape as, following the outbreak of COVID-19, institutions were forced to transition to a remote learning environment.
A statement from Aviso Retention noted that a recent Census survey found 16 million American students had cancelled their higher education plans due to COVID-19.
Aviso claimed that educational institutions like community colleges, understanding that attrition rates increased as a result of low commitment and low satisfaction, turned to the Aviso platform to improve student engagement.
Alex Leader, CEO, and Founder of Aviso Retention, said: “2020 has challenged us, but also has shown the grit, dedication, and passion the Aviso Retention team has for student success.
“As we continue to achieve our goals, provide support to higher education institutions and grow our client base, our team makes a promise: that despite what 2021 looks like, we’re a team working together to achieve student success.”
Aviso Retention using AI and human support for student retention
Aviso Retention says it can make a difference in student success and retention by using a combination of artificial intelligence and human intelligence, which it claims will help institutions understand students’ needs, provide individual support, and assist each student as they work towards their educational goals and degree completion.
Several institutions across the US have selected Aviso Retention to support their student success goals.
Some of these institutions include Blue Ridge Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, College of St. Mary, Craven Community College, Linn Benton Community College, Rockingham Community College, Terra State Community College, Vance Granville Community College, and Vernon College.
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Emaido Affia is a Nigeria-based reporter for Global Education Times who covers stories from North America, MENA and Africa for the publication. Emaido is an experienced journalist and is also a lifestyle blogger in her free-time.