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June 21, 2017 // Community College Daily

‘Nudge campaign’ yields big jumps at Del Mar

Over the past year, Del Mar College in Texas has doubled down on identifying and supporting students who were close to earning a degree but at risk of not completing.

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June 20, 2017 // Press Release

Del Mar College Graduates 31 Percent More Students, Awards 38 Percent More Credentials

Del Mar College, one of the top awarders of associate degree to Hispanics, announced today a 38 percent increase in the number of credentials awarded this graduation season, reflecting the results of the College’s year-old initiative to increase degree completion.

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June 19, 2017 // Corpus Christi Caller-Times

DMC graduates 31% more students, awards 38% more credentials

Del Mar College announced a 31 percent hike in its graduation rate and a 38 percent increase in awarded credentials, a news release states.

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June 3, 2017 // Business Journal

Lumina kicks venture capital arm into high gear

For more than a decade, Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation has been making grants to organizations that support its mission of increasing the number of adults obtaining postsecondary credentials.
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June 2, 2017 // Inside Higher Ed

Civitas, Predictive Analytics Company, Draws Nonprofit Investors

Civitas Learning, whose predictive-analytics platform several hundred colleges and universities are using to monitor student success, announced that two philanthropies, Lumina Foundation and Valhalla Charitable Foundation, had invested in the company. The two foundations, which a news release described as "social impact" investors, joined venture capital and other firms that, together, have poured more than $70 million into Civitas.
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June 2, 2017 // University Business

National impact investors join Civitas Learning

"If we want outcomes for today's students to change, we must change the way we approach student success and deliver support. Civitas Learning is focused on doing just that, and that's exactly why we chose to invest in their work," said Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation President and CEO.
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June 1, 2017 // Press Release

National Impact Investors Join Civitas Learning to Power Outcomes Across Higher Education

Civitas Learning today announced the addition of new social impact investors, including Lumina Foundation and Valhalla Charitable Foundation, to extend the effect of using learning data to improve higher education outcomes and graduate more students.

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May 19, 2017 // Press Release

Institutions Achieve Double-Digit Increase in Student Outcomes with Civitas Learning’s Personalized Pathway Solution

Civitas Learning today announced results from personalized pathway work with leading colleges, which have seen significant, positive impact in their student success initiatives. Rooted in findings from their work during the last five years, students from more than 300 colleges and universities are better able to choose, navigate, and finish strong on a productive pathways to completion.

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May 18, 2017 // Built In Austin

8 Austin data scientists share how they got in the industry — and how you can, too

The team consists of nine data scientists, led by their Chief Data Scientist David Kil, and works on a variety of different projects. Their work leads to predictive and scalable models while collaborating with engineers, data engineers and the product team. We connected with John Daly, a member of Civitas’s data science team, who began using machine learning algorithms in grad school.
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May 9, 2017 // Business Review

California State University: The power to finish in four

"We can use data to contact students in targeted ways, based on what we know about their progress, which is a more proactive model of student support,” Christine Miller, Interim Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at CSU-Sacramento adds.
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