About Us

Helping students finish what they start


Starfish Retention Solutions was founded in 2007 by David Yaskin, a former Blackboard executive who believed that higher education technology companies were not doing enough to help students complete their academic goals.

In February 2015, Hobsons announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions. The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform will augment Hobsons’ existing advising and admissions tools, creating a unique portfolio of student support from grade school through graduate school.

We remain devoted to the research and practice of engaging students in their progress, removing obstacles to their success, and assessing the effectiveness of an institution’s efforts to help students succeed.

Today, millions of students, thousands of advisors, and hundreds of academic institutions use the patented Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ to power their strategic retention and completion initiatives.

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