Sightline Serves New Higher-Ed Customers in Michigan with Predictive Analytics
Houghton, MI –SightLine, INC., the predictive analytics concierge for higher education, announced its collaboration with three new institutions- Lake Superior State University (LSSU), Finlandia University (FinnU) and Bay de Noc Community College (Bay College).
Each of these institutions is innovative. They are proactively implementing technology solutions to support recruiting and retention of their unique student demographics. SightLine leads predictive analytics offerings. They are tailored to small and medium-size colleges and universities. These three intuitions have enlisted the services of SightLine to analytically assess institutional financial aid allocations. SightLine recommends new award strategies to meet enrollment goals and retain students.
LSSU has been ranked number 5 in Top Public Schools of Regional Colleges Midwest by U.S. News. The university has redefined the classroom and was recently named “Michigan’s most affordable college”. LSSU implements real-world involvement into the college experience through its engineering and fire science programs as well as the on-campus aquatic research laboratory.
FinnU is the only private university located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Formerly known as Suomi College, Finlandia University was founded in 1896 by Lutheran Finnish immigrants. As a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth and service, FinnU boasts excellent nursing and physical therapy assistant programs. With 100% of its students receiving some type of financial aid, FinnU has received the “Best Value School” designation for the past two years.
Bay College is an example of a model community college which takes a hands-on approach. Bay College supports students preparing to enter the workforce, transferring to further their education, and advancing their skills with real-world training. The college provides resources to ensure students can overcome daily hurdles that may keep them from attending class. An important part of this is financial aid allocation.
SightLine creates predictive algorithms that are tailored to each individual institution such as a student’s propensity to enroll and be retained. It also creates new opportunities to support underserved student segments through improved financial aid strategies, guided by analytics.
SightLine solution projects at the three institutions began kick-off throughout the first half of 2019.
SightLine, INC is an investment-backed, Michigan-based company helping small- to medium-sized higher education institutions better understand the data they already have. Using data science and algorithms, SightLine predicts student success, improves financial performance and graduation rates, and creates better engagement with alumni— at an affordable price, with no need for software or steep learning curves. SightLine has partnered with public and private 4-year institutions, and community colleges in multiple states.