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Drive student engagement and recruitment on social media with Hootsuite. Easily create and schedule effective content and measure impact. 


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Attract students, save time, protect and grow your brand

Engage your community, recruit and retain students, connect with alumni, and improve your reputation with the help of Hootsuite for higher education. One platform with tools for every department to achieve their goals in half the time.

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  • 150%

    Increase in overall reach for a single university campaign on Facebook and Instagram.

  • 2.4M

    Social media impressions for a single university across social media platforms using Hootsuite.

  • 4X

    One university boosted their Instagram campaign engagement rate to four times higher than platform benchmarks.

It helps me to reach a wide variety of stakeholders, including current and prospective students, alumni, and corporate partners, as well as deans at other business schools. It’s a valuable and efficient way for me to engage constituents, align with our brand promise, and at the same time optimize my investment of time.
Richard D. Phillips
Dean And C.V. Starr Professor Of Risk Management And Insurance
J. Mack Robinson College Of Business & Georgia State University
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Simplifying social media for education

Encourage faculty to spread your message on their own channels with Hootsuite Amplify. Create a hub for on-brand communications and social media posts that can be shared with only one click.

Hootsuite helps you mitigate risk with single sign-on (SSO) to avoid password sharing and gives you the ability to remove and add users easily.  

Always know what’s happening on campus with social listening and crisis alerts. Get ahead of situations and respond quickly by keeping a close eye on mentions.

Get actionable insights on what’s working and what’s not with advanced reports. Watch each post’s performance and get personalized recommendations.

All the tools you need to improve the student experience — on one secure platform

Engage and grow your community with social media tools designed for higher education. Cut hours from your workweek creating and scheduling posts, responding to messages, tracking trends and conversions, and measuring results. All your social media accounts and apps in one easy-to-use dashboard.

Save time creating meaningful content

Save hours of work by setting up automated workflows and customizing brand-approved post templates that drive engagement with students, alumni, donors, faculty, and staff. Respond and engage fast with automated replies and a universal message inbox. 

Attract, recruit, and retain students

Ramp up your recruitment efforts with the help of social media. Follow the student journey from awareness, to application, to graduation. Track progress right from the Hootsuite dashboard. Send meaningful messages that help retain students and keep alumni engaged.

Manage communications effectively

Hootsuite comes with industry-leading crisis management solutions that help you keep students informed. Send alerts, set global publishing pauses, and dispel disinformation in seconds. Plus, reduce response time and boost engagement while you do it.

Never miss a thing with social listening

See what people are saying online and manage your school’s reputation. Hootsuite makes it easy to monitor mentions and brand sentiment. And with powerful engagement and messaging tools, you can stay on top of everything and improve perception.

Resources for colleges and universities

  • Blog: Social Media in Higher Education

    Learn the advantages of using social media in higher education and get essential tips on how to make the most out of your social media accounts.

  • Case Study: Georgia State University

    Learn about how Georgia State built a community of brand advocates and earned a 90% social media adoption rate among executives with the help of Hootsuite.

  • Hootsuite Student Program

    Hootsuite is proud to offer free access to Hootsuite’s basic features plus online courses and social marketing platform certifications — all for free.

On a daily basis, we’ll look out for what our students are saying online and spark genuine, one-to-one conversations with them. That one interaction could mean the difference between that student choosing us over another university — from a commercial point of view, that’s a potential £27,000.”
Justin Clark
Senior Press Officer
University of Salford

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