strategic enrollment management higher ed


Institutional Research and the offices of Higher Education fundamentally have a different set of university processes to support the student lifecycle, course, faculty management and alumni relations. The management of university goals to support these processes can be challenged with gaps in actionable data and analytics that can best support the student lifecycle.  Our solution alleviates these challenges providing a university wide solution to meet the needs of any department.


A 360 view student lifecycle model that enhances management of the student experience around:

  • Admissions Planning and Decision Processes
  • Financial Aid Planning and Commitment
  • Student Progress to Degree
  • Student Engagement and Retention (Student Affairs, Diversity and Career Services)
  • Alumni Engagement

Provide your university offices with self-service dashboards that are fully supported by the Student Lifecycle Model:



Our solution addresses how to extract data across disparate university applications and systems into a centralized business intelligence platform with a feature set of connectors, standard data load system (DLS), student lifecycle data model and dashboards:


  • Slate
  • Hobsons Apply Yourself
  • PowerFAIDS
  • Banner
  • Advance
  • PeopleSoft
  • Custom Admissions Connector

Data Load System

  • Data Profiling
  • ETL Control Schema
  • Data Validation

Data Models

  • Student Lifecycle
  • Admissions
  • Funding
  • Prospect


  • Student Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Student Demographics
  • Student Progress to Degree
  • Donor Profile and Campaign Performance

The solution leverages ETL technologies and an enterprise data integration platform to build the target data warehouse with visualization tools.   It is a cost-effective solution that is cloud-based or can be hosted on premises.  The combination of Connectors, DLS, Data Models and Dashboards will accelerate the development in an agile fashion.


There is a rising tension between advocates for greater use of data to improve schools and people who are worried about protecting student privacy. The cyber security risk to your student data has become a major legislative topic in recent years and has resulted in Federal Law that governs the management and treatment of student data privacy.

CTI has built a class-leading cyber security practice that incorporates that latest in threat protection technologies and tactics. CTI will help you protect your student data assets by implementing measurable data governance practices that conform to Federal and State Government regulatory obligations in addition to industry specific requirements such as Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) standards.