The Advisory Board Company, parent of EAB, acquires GradesFirst

GradesFirst, in partnership with the Education Advisory Board (EAB), is pleased to announce that The Advisory Board Company, an insight-driven technology, research, and services firm, based in Washington, D.C., has acquired GradesFirst. EAB is the higher education division of The Advisory Board Company, and its Student Success Collaborative (SSC) is the leading provider of data-driven student success tools for colleges and universities.
 
GradesFirst, together with SSC, will become the first comprehensive one-stop student success solution, bringing together best-in-class analytics and student support systems to help inflect retention and graduation rates across campuses nationwide.
 
GradesFirst’s robust communication and case management platform will extend the reach and impact of SSC’s predictive analytics, enabling colleges and universities to see exponential gains in key student success metrics. GradesFirst will enhance SSC’s core analytics by enabling advisors and other student success specialists to turn insight into outcomes through coordinated support. Colleges and universities will now have a holistic view of risk informed by both academic and behavioral inputs, rich data to measure intervention effectiveness, and best practices to support institutional transformation.
 
GradesFirst has always been committed to helping colleges and universities deliver the most personalized student support through powerful communication, early alert, and advising management tools. Our current approach and functionality will be even more impactful when combined with EAB’s technology and best practice research. As a unified product, SSC and GradesFirst will become a true one-stop student success solution.
 

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