Higher Ed AI Pioneer Raises $16 Million to Realize the Potential of Chatbots for Student Success
AdmitHub announces Series B funding round, and plans to change the company’s name to Mainstay.
We’re honored to be featured in several news outlets, online publications and university journals for our work in higher education and emerging tech. Browse our media mentions here to see why AdmitHub is newsworthy in the edtech industry, and more importantly, how we can help you help your students on their paths to success.
AdmitHub announces Series B funding round, and plans to change the company’s name to Mainstay.
Applying to college can be a bit like putting a puzzle together – a challenge to find the right pieces and their proper places. For first-generation or low-income students, the process can feel like putting the puzzle together without the picture on the box for reference.
To give low-income and first-generation students more personalized, on-demand support throughout the admissions process on a large scale, we teamed up with College Advising Corps and AdmitHub. Since April, AdmitHub’s conversational AI platform and College Advising Corps advisers have provided critical support to students as they navigate the college admissions landscape.
A new initiative launched by the Common App, College Advising Corps and AdmitHub will provide free admissions guidance and coaching to half a million aspiring college students across the United States.
Blue Mountain Community College recently launched an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot to improve communication with students and the community.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is partnering with AdmitHub to use its chatbot technology to communicate with students via text message and provide support. The chatbot can connect them to live advisers who are trained and funded through a partnership with the College Advising Corps.
High school students across the state of Texas have a new resource to guide them through the college application process, thanks to a public-private partnership announced today by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
Chatbots powered by artificial intelligence have helped universities better communicate with students and ensure they are supported on their path to graduation, educational technology.
Salesforce Ventures’s $100 million Impact Fund supports a select group of education startups, including AdmitHub. The partnership aims to tackle the problems faced by higher ed and help more students overcome barriers to their success.
Common App, used by 1.1 million students each year, announces sweeping changes designed to boost representation of Black applicants; data shows Black students report disciplinary actions at more than twice the rate of white peers.
Read how College Advising Corps adviser Anthony Scales helped students enroll in college using AI through AdmitHub’s partnership with Common App and CAC.
The grant further extends the reach of AI that provides real-time, personalized guidance, and the initiative helps reduce summer melt among low-income and first-generation college students.
Colleges and support groups are reaching out with chatbots, virtual counseling and summer bridge programs to help students stay on track for fall.
“This is going to be the most challenging summer we’ve seen in recent history. Our vision is to help those students who might not have the support they need in their community. The opportunity to use tech to reach those students is particularly important right now.” – AdmitHub Co-Founder Kirk Daulerio
“It’s our hope that by working [with Common App], we can help colleges better understand what those barriers are, and proactively address the emotional impact they may have, to ensure that this crisis doesn’t leave the most vulnerable students behind.” – AdmitHub CEO Drew Magliozzi
To help keep students on track to enter college in the fall, Common Application is working with AdmitHub to provide access to a free conversational artificial intelligence chatbot.
Cowboy Joe, the University of Wyoming’s chatbot named after their beloved Shetland pony mascot, launched in 2018 to communicate with prospective students. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the bot has allowed staff to continue to focus on helping students and also listen to students at scale.
With college campuses nearly shut down physically, administrators are leaning on artificial intelligence to help preserve, even build, relationships with students.
Washington state taps the power of AI to help high school students find financial aid for college. The chatbot named Otter provides real-time, personalized guidance to students via text message.
AdmitHub secured new investments from Salesforce Ventures and Google’s Assistant Investments program, which brought total funding for the company to roughly $10 million.
From writing relevant messages to building relationships with students, here’s a look at what it takes to bring college chatbots to life.
Data-powered AI tools help universities drive enrollment and streamline operations but scaling up their use and training is a challenge.
Using AI to increase student success takes more than simply pressing go and watching the magic happen. Rather, it’s about finding the best ways to utilize this cutting-edge technology to help students.
Michael Feldstein discusses the transformation that colleges & universities are going through in regards to summer melt and student success.
Humboldt State University’s chatbot was introduced to students to answer campus questions about anything from mail services to housing or food insecurity – and they receive answers at all hours of the day or night.
From the California State Polytechnic Pomona campus, “data also shows that there have been over 1,313 hours of staff time saved, meaning that now staff have more time to focus on complex questions students have.”
Sheenah Hartigan, Director of Enrollment Services at Ocean County College, discusses the in’s and out’s of implementing their chatbot ‘Reggie’ and the impact they’ve seen in enrollment numbers, staff effectiveness, and student engagement.
A number of obstacles can deter students from making it to the first day of class. Nudge-text technology prompts students via text messages with personalized and actionable information to guide them through enrollment.
It is not only about transactional messages, but also about moments of joy!
Artificial intelligence can help students learn “how to college.” This sets them on the path to graduation and to success far beyond the college or university.
Graduation rates at universities in the U.S. have been plummeting for half a century. But artificial intelligence and data crunching are helping turn the tide.
Listen to this episode of “The Report Card,” the AEI education podcast, with host Nat Malkus.
AI-enabled chatbot communicates with new students via text; provides real-time, personalized guidance throughout the enrollment process
The most profound use for artificial intelligence on campus may stem from its ability to listen to students at scale, write Drew Magliozzi and Joel Lee.
The University of South Carolina Aiken announced the launch of a new, artificially intelligent chatbot designed to provide prospective students with personalized, on-demand support throughout the admissions and enrollment process.
The university partnered with AdmitHub to develop the conversational AI tool, which is accessible via text message and Facebook Messenger.
DetroitEd411 seeks to empower the community and strengthen the city’s workforce.
College leaders are increasingly looking to nudges as a way to buoy student success.
Artificial intelligence is making its way into a variety of education technologies. Here, vendors talk about their current and future work with AI in the higher education space.
Developed in partnership with college chatbot developer AdmitHub, Reach Higher was awarded Michelson 20MM Foundation’s inaugural Catalyst Grant
2018 Cal-State Symposium breakout session VIDEO
These policy recommendations are designed to help college leaders, employers, researchers, and policymakers identify steps to improve community college completion rates.
Hunter Gehlbach and Lindsay Page report on the findings of a randomized control trial at Georgia State University.
Based on the idea of students texting their way to college, Drew Magliozzi and Kirk Daulerio founded Admithub, which creates AI-powered chatbots for college campuses.
Podcast transcription with host Rob May and AdmitHub CEO Drew Magliozzi
Interview with Drew Magliozzi, CEO and co-founder at AdmitHub
Student success and persistence statistics have attracted attention from administrators and trustees, whose concerns are both mission-driven and fiscal… AdmitHub is a communication platform harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to aid colleges and universities, not only in their enrollment strategies but also in retention and student success.
Colleges are experimenting with a high-tech system that uses old-fashioned personal attention to curb enrollment’s “summer melt.” (subscription required to view full article)
TEDxWilmingtonED | Lindsay Page is an assistant professor of research methodology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education and a research scientist at Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center.
Artificial intelligence (AI) could dramatically change the viability of providing students with outreach and support if it can be tailored to address their personal needs.
Schools work with edtech startup AdmitHub to design a virtual assistant that communicates with students via text message.
Students who dropout disproportionately come from underserved communities, which frequently lack the supportive resources to help students navigate challenging financial, academic, and social situations. AdmitHub has designed an innovative solution – an AI virtual assistant.
VIDEO: Chatbots in Higher Education
According to research from Harvard, between 10% and 40% of the kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don’t actually show up in the fall.
Fast Company named AdmitHub one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2017 in the Education category.
In a recent study published by Lindsay Page and Hunter Gehlbach, an AI chatbot to text with incoming students was shown to dramatically reduce summer melt.
What if AI could help deliver a more connected student portal experience? Universities are massive institutions with lots of resources, which can be challenging to navigate as a new student or even an existing one.
Today, the Boston-based company announced it has raised $2.2 million in seed funding to develop Oli and other campus-specific chatbots, grow its team, and expand the service to more U.S. and international institutions.
When third-year students in strategy classes at BI Norwegian Business School have a question about their assignments next semester, odds are a robot will provide their answer.
Today, AdmitHub launched AboutAdmissions, a free, Reddit-style Q&A forum for students and parents to post questions and receive answers about the college admissions process.