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July 5, 2018 // eCampus News

Closing the ‘drop-out gap’ for students near credit completion

New research reveals that nearly 1 in 5 students who do not graduate from college have completed 75 percent or more of their required credits, highlighting a troubling gap in college completion.The analysis of more than 300,000 students at 53 institutions, released by Civitas Learning, also shows that 1 in 10 students will reach the 90 percent credit completion threshold before leaving without a degree.

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July 5, 2018 // The Texas Tribune

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

While the number of students has been rising, however, so has the proportion who begin as full-time freshmen but fail to come back for a second year. More than 40 percent who leave have a grade-point averages of at least 3.0, or a solid B, according to the education consulting company Civitas Learning.

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July 5, 2018 // The Hechinger Report

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

At a time when growing proportions of high school students have been successfully encouraged to go on to college, more than one in five full-time freshmen nationwide fail to return for a second year, according to the data. More than 40 percent who leave have grade-point averages of at least 3.0, or a solid B, according to the education consulting company Civitas Learning.

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July 3, 2018 // Built in Austin

On the move: 9 Austin tech companies announced new executives in June

Execs are on the move once again. Civitas Learning added Jenny Fuller to its roster of executives as VP of people operations.

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June 29, 2018 // Built in Austin

Women in leadership at 7 Austin tech companies share advice for others entering the industry

Promoting women to leadership roles creates more than an inclusive work environment — it creates a more successful company. Austin tech has a long way to go in order to get more women a seat at the “boys’ table,” but we’re already seeing an increase of incredible leaders — who happen to be women. April Downing, the new COO of Civitas Learning is highlighted and asked what her advice is for women looking to move into tech leadership roles.

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June 20, 2018 // Press Release

Civitas Learning Hires Talent Management Expert as Vice President of People Operations

Student success leader Civitas Learning today announced the hiring of accomplished talent management leader Jenny Fuller to support the development of Civitas Learning employees and boost the recruitment and retention of talent.

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June 13, 2018 // University Business

Civitas Learning adds mobile app

Civitas Learning announced its acquisition of ClearScholar, the developer of a student engagement app for higher education. Building on the existing partnership and close mission alignment between Civitas Learning and ClearScholar, the acquisition provides institutions with a tool that enables more timely and personalized support to guide students along their journey and remove barriers that can knock them off-course.

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June 12, 2018 // Education Dive

5 best practices for boosting completion

With data showing many four-year institutions failing to serve the nation’s most disadvantaged students, higher ed leaders are recognizing the need to develop industry-wide practices that can be adapted and tailored to particular bodies of students. With data from Civitas Learning showing that nearly one in five students who drop out completed 75% or more of their credit threshold, institutions can have emergency completion grants available to juniors and seniors needing financial help crossing the finish line.

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June 12, 2018 // Indianapolis Business Journal

Texas tech firm acquires High Alpha's ClearScholar

Indianapolis-based ClearScholar Inc. has been acquired by Civitas Learning Inc., an Austin, Texas-based education-tech company that supplies its data-gathering and packaging platform to more than 350 colleges and universities.

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June 12, 2018 // Inside Indiana Business

ClearScholar Acquired by Texas Company

An Indianapolis-based tech company is under new ownership. ClearScholar, which has developed a mobile student engagement platform, has been acquired by Texas-based Civitas Learning. Civitas says the addition of ClearScholar and its platform will give higher education institutions a tool to enable more timely and personalized support for students.

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