Higher Education Software

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Small College, Big Vision? Deliver an Exceptional Student Experience.

Designed for small colleges & universities, Blackbaud’s higher education management solutions allow your staff to work more efficiently and effectively so staff can focus on providing an engaging, personal experience for applicants and students. With a secure, cloud-based college management solution, it’s easy for institutions with limited staff and budget to make a big impact on students by providing the modern digital experience they expect.

Blackbaud’s suite of higher education campus management solutions include:

  • Student Information Management
  • Learning Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Scholarship Management

Blackbaud Student Information System™

Increase staff and faculty efficiency and keep students engaged with a single, accurate source of data and information—from schedules and grades to course requests and attendance history. Integrated data flow from the enrollment management system and the learning management system eliminates issues with importing information or syncing third-party databases.

  • Drive student success with degree audit functionality to ensure they are on track for graduation
  • Keep students engaged and informed with built-in features such as directories, notifications, and messaging
  • Meet institutional and federal reporting requirements with support for IPEDS reports
  • Maximize efficiency with online scheduling, course request capabilities and automated waitlists personalized to your unique criteria and culture
  • Simplify grading and bill creation with Automated Enrollment Types


Blackbaud Learning Management System™

Drive educational outcomes with a 360-degree view of the college student experience for faculty and students on-the-go. The LMS is focused on supporting your faculty to teach and evaluate with greater efficiency and ease.

  • Relieve administrative burdens with OneRoster and LTI compliant access to information and eliminate data entry across platforms
  • Keep students matriculating by giving them access to faculty and resources at a time that is convenient for them
  • Build advisor-student relationships with online communities and tools to manage academic performance and progression
  • Allow instructors to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on class engagement with online access to grades, rubrics, assessments, digital class resources, graded discussions, and topic pages through the Faculty Portal


Blackbaud Enrollment Management System™

Seamlessly connect all aspects of admissions to ensure a strong first impression, improve the application process, and communicate effectively and efficiently so staff can focus on what's truly important: building relationships with candidates.

  • Allow students to apply and reapply online with access to their application from anywhere, any time with a mobile-enabled application
  • Move students through the college application process more efficiently with automated checklists, online application references, and text and email reminders
  • Customized application workflows that support different types of incoming students and a variety of programs eliminates manual data entry
  • Track and manage the end-to-end process including document follow up, review committees, and enrollment decisions with admissions software built for higher education


Blackbaud Award Management™

Gain a comprehensive view of both your student and donor transactions to drive compliance, transparency, and stewardship.

  • Easily promote all scholarships on campus to your student population or match students to the appropriate scholarship based on awarding criteria.
  • Discover new and effective ways to steward more donors such as creating donor reports with the click of a button to mail, email, print, or view online.
  • Easily complete campus-wide audits for fund utilization and compliance purposes.


Blackbaud Billing Management™

Ensure the sustainability of your higher education institution with a modern, secure, and integrated billing experience. A convenient online student portal makes it easy for students to pay bills at their convenience, and allows the Business Office to easily collect tuition, improving cash flow and increasing timeliness of payments.

  • Improve the student experience with online bill-pay, flexible payment options, and automatic payments and notifications
  • Simplify 1098T production by generating forms, filing with the IRS, and giving students access to personal forms
  • Save time by bulk adding payment plans to students
  • Improve billing status accuracy with processing status feature
  • Easily apply financial aid awards and disbursements to student accounts
“Blackbaud's education management portfolio will position us to be more strategic
and provide a student-centric campus, as well as for sustainable growth.”

—Mark Stevens, Chief Finance Officer, Boise Bible College

Integrated Higher Education Software Solutions

Enjoy a truly connected campus with additional Blackbaud cloud capabilities including comprehensive fundraising, analytics, and financial management and fund accounting tools used by thousands of higher education institutions for total school solution.


Gain lifelong support and raise more money with Blackbaud’s fundraising solutions, built on over 30 years of experience and in partnership with thousands of clients.

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Fund Accounting

Take control of your endowments with solutions designed specifically to make it easy to track contributions, create reports, and identify trends.

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Leverage a suite of solutions, services, and know-how to produce insight, analyze performance, and drive outcomes for donors and students.

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Resources for Higher Education Institutions


The Canadian Supporter Experience Toolkit


Increasing Scholarship Applications (2022 Edition)


Upgrade Your Homegrown Award Management System - 5 Reasons to Partner with a Tech Company

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