STARS is a cloud-based campus management solution that helps schools and colleges manage operational data. The product allows users to manage the entire student life cycle, starting from managing leads to placements.
STARS offers features such as lead management and reporting from first contact to enrollment, integrated email tracking within student records, mass email campaigns and text messaging, shared calendars and the creation of group calendars.
Additional features include attendance scanning, student IDs and document management.
STARS, built on the IBM Power 7 platform, is accessible across multiple devices and allows integration with other web-based services, including customer relationship management (CRM) systems, Google and Outlook calendars.
STARS is best suited for the needs of small and midsize institutions, including post-secondary career schools. Key customers include Career Training Academy, Academy of Medical Arts and Business and the Thompson Institute, among others.
Angie from Healing Mountain Massage School
Employees number: 51-200 employees
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.
The ability to store and search leads easily. Adding notes and documents to student profiles. Student ID badges. Student supportal.
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.)
Sherman from Philadelphia Technician Training Institute
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.
Christine from Nashville School of Massage Therapy
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.
Gena from PCI
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.
Patricia from Ridley-Lowell Business & Technicaol Institute
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.
April from Dawn Career Institute
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!
Karen from Dawn Career Institute
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.
Steve from Pathway Career Education Group, Inc.
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.
Bill from Pathway Career Education Group
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
Dennis from Keystone Technical Institute
I've worked with STARS since school went with it.
Jeff from Northeast Technical Institute
Great Database, reporting features, customer support - never any downtime. Highly recommend!
Ernie from Career Training Academy
STARS is very user friendly. We have great support. Everyone is very helpful.