A student information system (SIS) enables higher education institutions to manage myriad student data and deliver capabilities to drive student success and engagement. In the past decade, student information systems have grown increasingly important as institutions embark on digital transformation initiatives and grow increasingly responsible for governing and protecting enormous volumes of sensitive student data.
In the past, higher education student information systems were often disparate solutions that looked at siloed data associated with specific functions. While this traditional approach served its purpose at the time, the recent—and ongoing—proliferation of mobile devices, cloud computing, and eLearning technologies has compelled institutions to leverage more innovative and comprehensive software.
Today, SIS solutions centralize nearly all student-related data, such as course registration, grading, transcript, class schedule, attendance information, and more. By bringing together a multitude of resources, you can gain more holistic, end-to-end views of their students. This insight allows your administrators and staff to deliver personalized student experiences and course correct individuals who may not be on the most direct or likely path to completion. With happier and more successful students, retention rates increase.