Keep your students on track automatically

Improve retention rates and persistence

Use the power of Behavioral Intelligence to send your students timely reminders, personalized alerts, and empathetic check-in messages that are proven to boost retention and persistence.

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2.5% increase in retention rates

West Texas A&M University

27% increase in engagement rates

West Texas A&M University

6.7% increase in first-year retention rates

University of West Florida

First-year retention

Build a sense of belonging

Mainstay makes it easy to engage first-year students in meaningful conversations that strengthen your institution’s relationship with them by helping them feel like they belong. Increase your first-year retention rate with an approach that’s backed by behavioral science and is proven to be effective by rigorous randomized controlled trials.

Reverse stopouts

Re-engage students who withdraw

Many students face challenges that interrupt their studies. Help them get their education back on track by providing the support they need, when they need it most.

Mainstay’s behaviorally intelligent chatbots use judgment-free text messages to re-engage students who have left school with timely, personalized text conversations. You’ll gain immediate insights into your students’ circumstances, so you can support them in real-time — and help put them back on a path to success.

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82% students engaged with the chatbot

Cal State Poly, Pomona

77% decrease in required calls to students

West Texas A&M University

Aggregate insights

Actively listen to students at scale

Students will tell you what they need and what their challenges are — if you’re able to listen. That’s why Mainstay empowers you to listen to them at scale. Use the aggregate data students provide in their conversations with your chatbot to anticipate their future needs, improve the student experience, and drive positive outcomes.

You’ll be able to respond to students automatically with personalized, helpful, and empathetic conversations — and turn your insights into action that sparks student success.

Personalized guidance

Nudge students to success

Mainstay’s behaviorally intelligent chatbots guide students through complicated tasks that require their attention. Use timely, personalized text messages to automatically prompt students to complete tasks that are proven to boost retention and persistence.

Nudge students with timely reminders to submit their FAFSA applications, pay deposits, enroll in classes, and more — so missed deadlines never stand in the way of their success.

Customized solutions for 
powerful engagement

Mainstay makes it easy to personalize your plan with everything you need — and nothing you don’t.

Related resources

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Examine these helpful resources about engagement strategy, student and employee impact, and Behavioral Intelligence trends.