STARS software


13 reviews(4.5/5)
13 reviews(4.5/5)

STARS is a cloud-based campus management solution that helps schools and colleges manage operational data. It is suitable for the needs of small and midsize institutions. Key features include lead management and reporting, email tracking, attendance scanning and dashboards.

STARS' dashboard provides a real-time view of metrics that display the performance of all departmental functions. The financial indicators provide monthly cash flow information of current and past projects and also displays the results graphically.

STARS attendance scanning feature helps to record front desk and classroom-based attendance details by scanning student barcode ids.

The calendar feature allows users to create appointments and view upcoming meeting schedules on a periodic basis. It also integrates with iCal in order to sync with other calendars like Google and Outlook. The solution is priced on a per month subscription basis.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Angie from Healing Mountain Massage School

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

    Not what was promised

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    It has allowed us a forum to leave notes on current students that are accessable to department heads. Tracking leads, storing student info, allowing students a place to check progress even though the attendance portion is never correct.

    Pros

    The ability to store and search leads easily. Adding notes and documents to student profiles. Student ID badges. Student supportal.

    Cons

    Not very user friendly - everything takes 10 steps to get to. Customer service is poor. Lots of promises to get things done quickly, but we've had to wait months for simple changes and were given attitude about it. Many of their functions are time consuming and ineffective (creating phases, adding and adjusting attendance, entering financial data, adding new users requires a helpdesk ticket every time as does resetting a password once locked out, etc.)

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kasey from Self-Employed

    February 2017

    Worth a Try

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    This software really helps you over all aspects of what you need to get done from the admin prospective on a campus and provides your staff and users with many difference tools and resources. Great product and I would definitely recommend it to people.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sherman from Philadelphia Technician Training Institute

    January 2017

    STARS Recommendation

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    My management team started using STARS last year after a compliance review disclosed areas of opportunity for improvement. That is when we decided to replace our former school management software with STARS. In our recent Title IV audit, all of our previous opportunities for improvement were addressed and the audit concluded in just one minor finding. I credit much of this success to my management team utilizing the experience of the Training Masters team and the tools provided by STARS. I highly recommend STARS to any educational institution looking for a system that provides simple day to day operations and reliable compliance and reporting.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Christine from Nashville School of Massage Therapy

    March 2016

    Loving STARS

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    They have outstanding support for any issues that may arise, or help with training. Their training was very thorough, and I felt like I understood quickly how to use the basic features. The system works for our small school, and has so many features that we can grow into. It would be great for any size school.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Gena from PCI

    June 2015

    It is adaptable to various needs & easy to use.

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    query function is very helpful to build "customized" reports. Customer service has also been great to assist in building queries to fit the schools needs.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Patricia from Ridley-Lowell Business & Technicaol Institute

    May 2015

    I use STARS for a variety of reports I run weekly and monthly and for lead delivery.

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I am the Director of Admissions for three of five campuses affiliated with our school. I have had previous experiencing working in Campus Vue. I find that STARS is a very competitive alternative to Campus Vue without the higher cost attached. Customer service is prompt with strong follow up. I would like to see more reporting options available and queries easier to build.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • April from Dawn Career Institute

    December 2014

    STARS

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    STARS is extremely user friendly. I've been working in STARS for the past 4 years and I appreciate being able to navigate and understand how to get the information I'm looking for. The STARS team is always quick to respond when I have any questions or concerns. STARS is an all around great system with and even better customer service team!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Karen from Dawn Career Institute

    November 2014

    Amazing Product!

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    STARS Campus Management System is reliable, efficient, and very user friendly. The reporting abilities of the system are outstanding and the customization options regarding querying the data are simple yet diverse and abundant. The customer support is amazing! I've worked in the field for over 15 years and this is the best Campus Management System I've worked with so far. Training Masters now offers an LMS that works directly with STARS and we cannot wait to begin using it.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Steve from Pathway Career Education Group, Inc.

    November 2014

    STARS

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    We have used STARS for several years now and are very satisfied with it. Being a web based product it eliminates any costly server infrastructure. STARS is able to handle all our school processes from lead aggregation through career services/placement. Their customer service is second to none.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Bill from Pathway Career Education Group

    October 2013

    Great Product for all schools

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    This product does many of the tasks done within much more expensive software packages, without all of the network and IT cost. We have used STARS for our campuses and are very pleased. I enjoy the ability to customize reports, the dash boards and many useful reports. In addition, I find the team at STARS very helpful and always helping us move forward. The enhancements and improvements are timely and are easy to incorporate. The knowledge of the school business from the programming side is an added bonus and a nice feature to us. I recommend STARS and would be happy to discuss this further

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dennis from Keystone Technical Institute

    October 2013

    Bursar

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    I've worked with STARS since school went with it.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jeff from Northeast Technical Institute

    October 2013

    Manager

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    Great Database, reporting features, customer support - never any downtime. Highly recommend!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ernie from Career Training Academy

    October 2013

    STARS Campus

    Ease-of-use
    Quality
    Support

    STARS is very user friendly. We have great support. Everyone is very helpful.

    Review Source: Capterra
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